Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee meet in Kolkata
Kolkata/IBNS: Amid ongoing protests across the city over the newly passed citizenship law by the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi met in Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Saturday.
Banerjee said she informed the PM that she is against the newly passed citizenship law by the Centre.
Banerjee has criticised Modi over the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) issues in recent times. Banerjee 's Trinamool Congress has been opposing the Centre's moves. She participated in several protest rallies against the law in recent times.
West Bengal CM @MamataOfficial calls on PM @narendramodi in Kolkata. pic.twitter.com/uni14ixQvf— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 11, 2020
"It was part of my courtesy to meet the PM," Banerjee told reporters after meeting the PM.
"I informed him that that the state is scheduled to get Rs, 38000 crore from the Centre and we asked him to look into the matter," she said highlighting the key issues discussed during her meeting with the PM.
"I informed him we are against NPR, NRC and CAA. I asked him to withdraw them," she said.
After arriving in Kolkata, Modi reached Raj Bhawan where he was reportedly welcomed by the CM.
Modi arrived in Kolkata for his two-day visit to the city. He is scheduled to participate in various events in Kolkata.
Meanwhile, protests against the amended citizenship law is taking place in different parts fo the city including Hastings More and Dum Dum.
Protesters could be seen shouting slogans against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).
They were heard shouting slogans like “Go Back, Modi.”