West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Meets PM Modi At Raj Bhavan

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Meets PM Modi At Raj Bhavan

Modi is on a two-day visit to West Bengal and had addressed a public rally at Arambagh in Hooghly district.

Aritra SinghaUpdated: Friday, March 01, 2024, 09:21 PM IST
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, March 1, 2024. | ANI

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday evening met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Raj Bhavan.

Talking to the media, Banerjee said that it was a courtesy and protocol meeting since elections have not been declared yet.

“Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is not implemented yet. It was an informal meeting and not a political meeting. Whatever we have to say, we will from public meetings. I have also informed about the backlog funds of the state,” said Banerjee.

Modi is on a two-day visit to West Bengal and had addressed a public rally at Arambagh in Hooghly district. Before attending the second public rally at Krishnanagar in Nadia district on Saturday, Modi is scheduled to stay at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.

Earlier this day apart from attending a public rally, Modi had laid the foundation stones for multiple development projects worth Rs 7,200 crore in Arambagh, Hooghly. The developmental projects are associated with sectors like rail, ports, oil pipeline, LPG supply and wastewater treatment.

“Central Government strives to modernize railways in West Bengal at the same pace as the rest of the country. The third rail line connecting Jhargram - Salgajhari to improve rail connectivity while encouraging tourism and industry in the region,” said Modi.

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