PM Narendra Modi is reaching Kolkata on his two-day visit today amid heavy protests by TMC in West Bengal over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and NRC. In the evening, PM Modi and CM Mamta Banerjee are scheduled to meet at the Raj Bhavan. Because of the Prime Minister's visit, a large number of students have decided to protest. This visit of PM Modi is taking place at a time when the Central Government has implemented the Citizenship Amendment Act and Mamata is strongly opposing it.
According to the high-ranking official, the meeting between the two leaders will take place after the PM Narendra Modi reaches the city at around 4 pm on Saturday as per the scheduled time. However, the official did not disclose the agenda of the meeting. Because of the performance of the students, Section 144 has been imposed around the Raj Bhavan. A large number of security forces have been deployed around Raj Bhavan and the airport. If PM Modi goes to Raj Bhavan by road, then the entire road from the airport to Raj Bhavan has been barricaded. Security personnel has been deployed all over the road.
PM Narendra Modi will share the stage with Mamta Banerjee in Kolkata today
PM Narendra Modi himself has informed about his West Bengal tour by tweeting. He wrote, 'I am excited about my West Bengal tour today and tomorrow. During this time I will also get the chance to visit the Ramakrishna Mission on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. There is something special at this place. ' Not only this, but PM Modi also remembered Swami Atmasthananda of Ramakrishna Mission in another tweet. He said that he will miss it on this occasion. He was the one who taught me public service.
Meanwhile, the leftist student organization SFI has also asked students from other parts of the state to reach Kolkata. The students aim to convey the message to the PM Narendra Modi through massive protests. The students plan to reach Raj Bhavan where PM Modi is scheduled to stay. The Prime Minister's visit comes at a time when the Central Government has issued the Citizenship Amendment Act notification.
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