Mamata Banerjee asks PM Modi to withdraw CAA, NRC in their meeting in Kolkata

A few minutes later Mamata Banerjee participated in a demonstration being held by Trinamool Chhatra Parishad in Kolkata, against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: January 12, 2020 11:14 IST
Mamata Banerjee asks PM Modi to withdraw CAA, NRC in their meeting in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Saturday at Raj Bhawan amidst ongoing protests across the city against the amended Citizenship Act.
 
The meeting comes at a time when new citizenship law has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the state, with Banerjee's Trinamool Congress opposing the contentious legislation tooth and nail, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pressing for its implementation.
 
Speaking on their meeting she said that she asked the PM to withdraw CAA and NRC. "I told him we are against dividing people. No one should face atrocities. Please rethink on CAA," she said after the meet. The PM said such matters can be discussed in Delhi later, she added.
 
A few minutes later Mamata Banerjee participated in a demonstration hold by Trinamool Chhatra Parishad in Kolkata, against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). Mamata Banerjee had spotted amid a crowd in Kolkata with a huge banner reading "No NRC, No CAA" in the backdrop.
 
During the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Mamata Banerjee vehemently opposed the BJP and policies of the central government. PM Modi was in Kolkata to take part in the 150th-anniversary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust.




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