Kolkata, Jan 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused to discuss issues relating to Citizens Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during his visit to the state today.
Modi arrived here today on a two-day visit to the city. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met him at Raj Bhavan and wanted to discuss the contentious issues of CAA, NRC and NPR, which she was opposing.
However, Modi reportedly told her about his unwillingness to discuss these issues this time here as he has come to Kolkata for different programes. He, on the other hand, invited Mamata to New Delhi to discuss these issues there.
Mamata attended the agitation organized by the Trinamool Congress students against the Citizens Amendment Act, after her meeting with the Prime Minister.
During his two-day visit to the city, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to inaugurate an exhibition and art gallery in the Old Currency building and the interactive light and sound show of Rabindra Setu (popularly known as Howrah Bridge) at the Millennium Park.