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Narendra Modi in Kolkata HIGHLIGHTS: Jadavpur University students protest against PM’s visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata HIGHLIGHTS: PM Modi arrived in Kolkata amid protests by students. The security has been heightened in the city. The PM is in Kolkata to take part in 150th anniversary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust.

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata, New Delhi |
Updated: January 11, 2020 10:56:33 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata Saturday. After meeting the Prime Minister, Banerjee said she asked the PM to withdraw CAA, NPR and NRC. Modi told her to come to New Delhi and discuss the matter, she said.

After meeting Modi, Banerjee went straight to TMC students wing sit-in demonstration in the city against CAA, where she reiterated her stand that the new Citizenship law would never be implemented in Bengal. “The CAA notification will only remain on paper but will never be implemented. We will not implement the CAA…This is unconstitutional, illegal and wrong,” Banerjee said while addressing the rally.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a sound and light show at the Howrah Bridge. Before that, while addressing a programme at the Old Currency Building in Kolkata, PM Modi said several important aspects of the country’s history were overlooked by historians who wrote about it after Independence without delving deeply into the subject. One of the key aspects of nation-building is to preserve the country’s heritage, he said.

Earlier in the day, Students protested against Modi’s visit to the city. Jadavpur University students also protested against the JNU violence and Modi’s visit.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Kolkata for two days. Modi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee met at Raj Bhavan in the presence of Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar this evening. Follow LIVE UPDATES. Read in Bangla

21:04 (IST)11 Jan 2020
Watch: PM Modi inaugurates light and sound show at Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday inaugurated a light and sound show at the Howrah Bridge West Bengal’s Kolkata after addressing a programme at Old Currency Building in the city. The programme was organised by the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) at the Millenium Park, which is situated about 2 km from the bridge. Read More

20:37 (IST)11 Jan 2020
Jadavpur University students protest against JNU violence, PM Modi's visit in Kolkata

Students of Jadavpur University protest in Kolkata against #JNUViolence and PM Narendra Modi's visit.

20:26 (IST)11 Jan 2020
PM Modi is on the way to Belur Math by boat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the way to Belur Math by boat, after attending programmes in Kolkata.

19:49 (IST)11 Jan 2020
PM Modi inaugurates dynamic lighting on Rabindra Setu in Kolkata

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated dynamic lighting on the iconic Rabindra Setu in Kolkata. Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and others were present during the programme.

19:46 (IST)11 Jan 2020
PM Modi attends a cultural program at Old Currency Building in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a cultural program at Old Currency Building in Kolkata. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar also present.

19:32 (IST)11 Jan 2020
PM Modi inaugurates light and sound show in Kolkata

PM Modi inaugurates light and sound show at the 150th anniversary of Kolkata Port Trust.

19:17 (IST)11 Jan 2020
'Biplobi Bharat' museum should be established to honour Bengali freedom fighters: PM

PM Modi stated that a museum to honour the Bengali freedom fighters should be established.  'A museum called 'Biplobi Bharat' should be established, in which Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Aurobindo Ghosh, Rash Bihari Bose, Khudiram Bose, Deshbandhu, Bagha Jatin, Binoy, Badal, Dinesh, every such great freedom fighter should be given a place,' he said. 

18:51 (IST)11 Jan 2020
We are celebrating the 200th birth anniversary of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar: PM Modi

PM Modi says, "We are celebrating the 200th birth anniversary of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. In 2022, when India will be celebrating its 75th independence anniversary, we will also celebrate the 250th birth anniversary of social reformer and educationist Raja Ram Mohan Roy."

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18:49 (IST)11 Jan 2020
Revolutionaries from Bengal should get deserved respect and regard, says PM

"The demand for declassification of the files on Netaji was on for several years. Our Govt declassified them. In the new year and decade, the country feels that other revolutionaries from Bengal should get the deserved respect and regard," says PM Modi.

18:46 (IST)11 Jan 2020
Renovation work to modernize 4 iconic galleries of Kolkata has been completed: PM Modi

PM Modi also says, "Renovation work to modernize the 4 iconic galleries of Kolkata like the Belvedere House, Old Currency Building, Victoria Memorial and others has been completed. The idea of converting Belvedere House into Museum of the World has been dealt with sincerely."

18:42 (IST)11 Jan 2020
These monuments will have new galleries, divisions and needed infrastructure for theatre and music: PM Modi

"Central Govt is renovating and  refurbishing the heritage monuments in the country. We're starting from Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi. These monuments will have new galleries, divisions and needed infrastructure for theatre and music," says PM Modi in Kolkata.

18:40 (IST)11 Jan 2020
5 iconic museums in the country will be made of International Standard: PM Modi

PM Modi says, "It is the endeavor of the Central Government to keep India's cultural potential in a new form before the world so that India emerges as a major centre of heritage tourism in the world. It has also been decided that 5 iconic museums in the country will be made of International Standard. It is being launched from the Indian Museum Kolkata, one of the oldest museums in the world."

18:37 (IST)11 Jan 2020
PM Modi: We are starting a national mission today from Kolkata to protect culture, heritage of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, 'We're starting a national mission today from Kolkata to re-invent, replan, re-innovate and protect the culture, traditions and heritage of India."

18:36 (IST)11 Jan 2020
CCI delegation met PM Modi in Kolkata today

Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) delegation met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata, earlier today.

18:35 (IST)11 Jan 2020
PM Modi unveils a statue at Old Currency Building in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a statue at Old Currency Building in Kolkata. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar also present.

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Watch | Modi is addresses a programme in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a programme in Kolkata. Follow LIVE updates here.

18:22 (IST)11 Jan 2020
CAA notification will be only on paper, it will never be implemented: Mamata Banerjee

Soon after meeting PM Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended a TMC students wing sit-in demonstration in Kolkata against CAA where she said, "CAA notification will be only on paper, it will never be implemented, we would not allow it."

17:57 (IST)11 Jan 2020
‘Told PM to withdraw CAA, we’re against dividing people’: Mamata after meeting Modi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said she has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after a meeting with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar today, to rethink and withdraw the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Speaking to the media outside Raj Bhawan, the chief minister said, “I told him that may be this is not appropriate time for me to say this. But we have been agitating against CAA and NPR. I told him we are against dividing people. No one should face atrocities. Please rethink on CAA. Please withdraw it. He said he is here to attend some scheduled programmes and that such matters can be discussed in delhi later.” Read More

17:40 (IST)11 Jan 2020
Mamata participates in protests against CAA, NRC by Trinamool Chhatra Parishad in Kolkata

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee participates in a demonstration being held by Trinamool Chhatra Parishad in Kolkata, against the Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). She met Prime Minister Narendra Modi half an hour ago.

17:37 (IST)11 Jan 2020
PM Modi is likely to spend the night at Belur Math

Modi will also participate in the sesquicentenary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust on Saturday and Sunday. The prime minister and the chief minister will share the dais at programme at Netaji Indoor Stadium. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will also be present. Modi is likely to spend the night at Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission, on Saturday night.

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“Adequate security arrangements will be made for the PM’s scheduled visit to the city. There will be barricades along the roads from the airport to the city. An extra security cover will be put in place alongside roads to keep a check on protesters,” the official said.

Banerjee, who was invited by the Union Minister of State for Shipping on Friday, will also be present at an interactive light and sound show which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister at Millenium Park in Kolkata today.

On Sunday, PM Modi and Mamata are likely to share the stage during KoPT’s 150th-anniversary celebrations. The development is significant as the two have not shared a public platform with each other in recent times.

Mamata has been critical of the government, and more recently, has been taking out rallies protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which she announced her government would not implement in West Bengal. The Chief Minister also supported the students’ agitating against CAA and had sent a delegation to Uttar Pradesh to stand by the families of those who died in alleged police firing.

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First published on: 11-01-2020 at 10:33:41 am
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