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    Narendra Modi in Bengal Day 2 LIVE: “This port represents industrial, spiritual and self sufficiency aspirations of India. Today, when the port is celebrating its 150th anniversary, it is our responsibility to make it a powerful symbol of New India”, said PM

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    Narendra Modi in Bengal Day 2 LIVE: It was unfortunate for the country that after Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Babasaheb Ambedkar resigned from the government, their suggestions were not implemented as they should have been”, claimed PM Modi

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    Modi in Bengal Day 2 LIVE: ‘This port will now be known as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee port’, PM Modi renames Kolkata Port Trust after Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder.

  • 12:05 PM IST

    Modi in Bengal Day 2 LIVE: PM inaugurates 150th anniversary celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust, says fortunate to be part of this historic event.

  • 11:59 AM IST

    Narendra Modi in Bengal Day 2 LIVE: Prime Minister felicitates two oldest pensioners of the Kolkata Port Trust Nagina Bhagat and Naresh Chandra Chakraborty

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    Modi in Bengal Day 2 LIVE: PM also accused Opposition of spreading misinformation on CAA among people of India. “You understood this very clearly. But those playing political games purposely refuse to understand. People are being misled over the Citizenship Amendment Act”, said the Prime Minister.

  • 9:49 AM IST

    Modi in Bengal Day 2 LIVE: “I repeat again, Citizenship act is not to revoke anyone’s citizenship, but it is to give citizenship. After independence, Mahatma Gandhi ji and other big leaders of the time all believed that India should give citizenship to persecuted religious minorities of Pakistan”, PM Modi reiterated at Belur Math, Kolkata.

  • 9:46 AM IST

    Modi in Bengal Day 2 LIVE: Speaking about contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, which has triggered massive protests across the country, PM said that the CAA won’t cancel anyone’s citizenship.

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    Modi in Bengal Day 2 LIVE: Showering praise on the youngsters, PM said not just India, the entire world has a lot of expectations from the youth of the country

Narendra Modi in Bengal Day 2: On the second day of his visit to West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the celebrations of 150 years of the Kolkata Port Trust. Besides, he also renamed the port after Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, saying the later was not given proper credit in the history.

He also attended a youth conference at around 9:30 AM at Belur Math. Earlier in the day, he also took part in the brahmaarti and spent time with the seers. He will return to Delhi in the evening.

Yesterday, on the first day of his visit, PM Modi inaugurated an interactive light and sound show at the iconic Howrah Bridge — Rabindra Setu — through a glittering programme held in the picturesque Millenium Park on the banks of the Hooghly.

Later, he met CM Mamata Banerjee at the Raj Bhavan and discussed NRC (National Register of Citizens) and CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act). During the meet, Banerjee asked the Prime Minister to withdraw NRC and CAA. If reports are to be believed, she also asked the PM to walk over her dead body if he goes ahead with the implementation of both the legislations.

PM Modi, spent the night at Belur Math – global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission – in neighbouring Howrah district. The Prime Minister was served prasad (food offered to god) comprising five fried dishes, luchi, rice pudding, sweets and fruits after he arrived there riding a launch on the river Ganges.

This was the his second visit to Belur Math after becoming Prime Minister. Earlier in 2015, PM Modi had spent a few morning hours at the Math. He had then meditated at ascetic-philosopher Swami Vivekananda’s bedroom, which was specially opened at his request.