PM Modi likely to meet Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata today

PM Modi likely to meet Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during his two-day visit to Kolkata.

As per the revised itinerary, after reaching Kolkata, PM Modi's hour-long halt at the Raj Bhavan between 4-5 pm has been "reserved", fuelling the possibility of a one-to-one meeting with the Bengal CM before PM's first event at the Currency Building at 5:30 pm on Saturday.

The West Bengal chief minister will be attending the 150-year celebration event of the Kolkata Port Trust on Sunday at Netaji Indoor Stadium where the prime minister will be the chief guest.

On Friday, MoS Shipping, Mansukh L Mandaviya, went to the chief minister's office Nabbana Bhavan to invite the Mamata Banerjee. Sources said, Banerjee has consented to attend PM's programme.

Sources say, there is a possibility of a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders on Saturday when the prime minister reaches Kolkata.

A Bengal BJP delegation is also likely to meet the PM on Saturday evening at Raj Bhavan.