Mamata urges Modi to rethink NRC, CAA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday (Jan 11) evening amid protests against the amended citizenship act across Kolkata.

Post the meeting, Mamata said she told the PM that West Bengal is against citizenship law, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register.

She said she asked the PM to withdraw citizenship law and NRC, reports the Hindustan Times.

Protests had started in different parts of Kolkata hours before the Prime Minister’s arrival, especially along the route his convoy is going to take.

Youths, political parties and various apolitical outfits shouted slogans against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) and carried banners that said, “Go Back, Modi.” Black flags were visible everywhere.

Modi, who was received at the airport by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, mayor Firhad Hakim and the BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh, wanted a last-minute change in his two-day tour.

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