West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee faced protests from students affiliated to Left and far-Left unions for meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the city on a two-day go to on Saturday.
Students surrounded by the Left-wing students from Jadavpur University, Presidency University, Calcutta University, along with these from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute. The protesters desired to comprehend why Banerjee met the PM, who, they said, was in the back of the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens and “diluted the fight” against it.
“We have been heading in the direction of the Raj Bhavan. But we had been avoided from doing so by way of the police near TMCP’s dharna website online on close by Rani Rashmoni Avenue. When the CM arrived, we demanded an rationalization from her,” Subho Biswas, a student of Presidency University, claimed.
An SFI leader Tapas Das stated the protests would go on as long as Modi used to be in the town on Sunday. “We demanded an clarification from Mamata Banerjee about her meeting the top minister at the Raj Bhavan and sharing the stage at an authentic programme...There is a secret grasp between Mamata Banerjee and Modi. We will sit down on dharna at the Esplanade crossing until the high minister leaves the town tomorrow,” he said.
Banerjee, who used to be considered arguing with Left students, sought to clarify her stand and said it used to be her “constitutional obligation to meet the PM”. “I am the only leader who met Narendra Modi and advised him that the CAA, NRC and NPR cannot be implemented.