Modi in Bengal today Calling for strong protest, he said he would not allow Kolkata to touch him: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kolkata today for a two-day visit as protests across the country against the amendment of the citizenship law continue. The BJP has called for several rallies in connection with Modi’s visit to West Bengal. At the same time, opposition parties have also announced that they will launch a strong protest against the Prime Minister.
17 Left parties and various groups protesting against the Citizenship Amendment have called for protests against Modi. The Prime Minister arrived in Kolkata on Saturday evening. National media reports say that protesters may block Modi’s path at the airport.
Protesters say Modi will not be allowed to touch Kolkata Left Party leaders have said that Modi will be received in Bengal with black flags. The Congress has also called for protests.
The Prime Minister will be flying by helicopter from Kolkata Airport in protest. There are reports that the helicopter was prepared by the Air Force. The Prime Minister is visiting Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission. The Prime Minister will also attend inaugural events at various locations. The security arrangements have been put in place in the area following Modi’s visit.
Meanwhile, the Congress Working Committee is meeting in New Delhi today. The meeting will also discuss issues such as the economic crisis, the Delhi Assembly elections, and the ongoing JNU conflict and the continuing push for citizenship law amendments. Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Priyanka Gandhi will attend the meeting.