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Black flags greet Amit Shah at Kolkata, Trinamool holds statewide protest

Kolkata: BJP president Amit Shah was shown black flags by youth Congress workers on Saturday when he came out of the NSC Bose International airport in Kolkata to attend a rally in central part of the city, the police said.

The youth Congress workers showed black flags and raised anti-Modi and anti-Shah slogans as the BJP national president stepped out of the airport.

They also tried to block his convoy by lining up motorcycles on the street, but police removed them.

Earlier, Amit Shah was received by state party-in charge Kailash Vijayvargiya and state party president Dilip Ghosh. Some party supporters also welcomed him with dance and music and demanded NRC update in West Bengal.

Meanwhile, the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal is holding a statewide protest against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam.

The BJP said the TMC's statewide protest was an attempt to sabotage Amit Shah's rally.

BJP president Amit Shah is scheduled to hold a rally at Mayo Road, in the central part of Kolkata.

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A day before his arrival at Kolkata, posters reading “BJP, leave Bengal” and “anti-Bengal BJP go back” – were put up across the city and on the route leading to Amit Shah's rally venue.

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