Minutes After Meeting, Mamata Protests Against CAA, NRC
Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM joined the protest against controversial acts CAA & NRC right after meeting PM Modi in Kolkata on Saturday (Jan 11), at Raj Bhawan amid ongoing protests throughout Kolkata against Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA).
Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister, participated in a meeting organized by Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (Kolkata), against the CAA/NRC (National Register of Citizens).
Mamata Banerjee was present at the protest against NRC and CAA after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata, Raj Bhawan. This protest took place amid protests throughout the city that were not in accordance with the Citizenship Act which was recently amended.
Mamata Banerjee was seen among a group in Kolkata with a massive banner that read “No NRC and No CAA” as the background.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister, met in Raj Bhawan.
Mamata Banerjee gave details about her meeting with Narendra Modi. She stated that she told PM Modi that West Bengal was against the CAA/NRC, and they should be re-evaluated.
Mamata Banerjee said, “He [Modi] has been my guest so I don’t know if it was appropriate for me to increase this but I have stated clearly that we, the peoples of Bengal, condemn CAA and NPR and NRC.
We don’t want to ship them, and we don’t need competition between any two citizens of the country. Authorities must reconsider CAA and NRC. NRC and CAA are not accepted by Bengali women and men.”
Mamata Banerjee said she also met with the prime minister to discuss some of her needs.
The PM arrived in the city and the meeting between the leaders took place for a short time.
This meeting takes place at a moment when new citizenship legislation is emerging since the latest flashpoint within the nation. Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress has been fighting the controversial laws tooth-and- nail and the Bharatiya Janata Party, (BJP), has been pressing for their execution.