CAA Protest: No Prime Minister’s visit has witnessed such protests across Kolkata in the recent past. From Jadavpur to the airport, to the edge of the city, to the edge of the city, Narendra Modi was to arrive at the Raj Bhavan in the midst of additional administrative agitation. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had already arrived to welcome her there.
The last few days had been publicly prepared in advance of the demonstration. As a result, the SPG had yesterday ruled out the possibility of taking the Prime Minister on the road leaving the airport. Shortly before the afternoon chart, Modi’s plane called Kolkata Airport. Outside, the eels of the protests. Apart from BJP leaders who welcomed Modi, there was also the Minister of State for Urban and Urban Rehabilitation and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim. Modi was taken by helicopter from the airport to the Race Course. From there, at the Raj Bhavan by car.
The road from the Race Course to Raj Bhavan was completely cleared by the police. A large number of police were deployed to prevent the protesters from reaching Modi’s convoy in any way. The police had a vigilant eye so that no one could get in the way of the Prime Minister by the gap.
Modi has arrived in Kolkata on a two-day visit. Modi will attend a ceremony at Millennium Park on the 150th anniversary of the port of Kolkata. You will also go to Belur Math by water. Modi tweeted before setting foot in Kolkata – “I am delighted and excited to spend today and tomorrow in West Bengal.”
I am excited to be in West Bengal today and tomorrow. I am delighted to be spending time at the Ramakrishna Mission and that too when we mark Swami Vivekananda’s Jayanti. There is something special about that place.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 11, 2020
Mamata Banerjee said, “My constitutional duty is to welcome the Prime Minister. I owe Rs. 25,000 crore to the center. Bulbul owes Rs. 7,000 crore. We are against CAA, NPR, and NRC. We are against discrimination in people. We want the CAA and the NRC to cancel.”
Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee face to face at the Raj Bhavan. Some of them are meeting momentarily.
From Nandan Square, the policemen stopped them when they tried to march towards the palace.
Anti-Modi protests are underway at the second Hooghly Bridge. Protesters are sitting on the street.
Convoy of PM arrives at Raj Bhavan.
Violent protesters with police on VIP Road. Go off
CAA Protest against Modi is going on outside the Race Course.
Within a few minutes, the Prime Minister will arrive at the Raj Bhavan from the Race Course.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived at the Raj Bhavan. He will welcome the Prime Minister there.
Harsha Neotia, Sanjeev Goenka, a delegation of Merchant Chambers of Commerce will meet the Prime Minister at the Raj Bhavan. The BJP leaders are Rupa Gangopadhyay and Pratap Bandyopadhyay.
Demonstrations are taking place in various parts of the city including Jadavpur, College Street, Golpark, Dharmapala, Hatibagan, Rajarhat.
Left-Congress activist supporters staged demonstrations with national flags, black balloons, black flags outside the airport.
Mukul Roy, Dilip Ghosh, and Arjun Singh and Rahul Singh were present at the airport on behalf of the BJP.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim at the airport to welcome Modi.
Modi arrives in a helicopter Race Course from the airport.
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