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  • The meeting is expected to give further direction to the opposition’s resistance to the three measures, although some Congress chief ministers have already said that their respective states will not implement NPR and NRC.

    The politically significant meeting between the two leaders took place a short time after the PM arrived in the city on a two-day visit. PM Modi, who will be in Kolkata on Saturday and Sunday, is scheduled to attend the function marking the 150th anniversary of Kolkata Port Trust on January 12 and other programmes.

    A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant issued notices to all petitioners, seeking their replies, and slated the matter for further hearing on January 22 along with a slew of other anti-CAA petitions, already pending before the apex court.

    Anti-bond Congress raised 41% of its total Rs 918 cr funding through bonds, Trinamool got Rs 97 crore.

    Mamata Banerjee’s ruling TMC had certainly been on the back foot since BJP won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in May 2019 and with a 22.25% vote swing in its favour (compared to TMC’s 3.48%). Much of the votes for BJP were against TMC’s perceived shoddy governance. But now, CAA may well be seen as a taster of other disruptive things to come in the state.

    TMC leaders and activists took part in the demonstrations across the state, party sources said. Senior state ministers Partha Chatterjee and Firhad Hakim were among the TMC leaders who participated in the sit- ins in their respective constituencies in Kolkata.

    The West Bengal chief minister asked students to carry on with their protests. She also told them that she will always be by their side. "Do not fear anybody. I warn the BJP not to play with fire," Banerjee said.

    Though Congress-ruled states have opposed NRC, they are yet to take a formal decision on NPR. But with the central leadership stating its position against it, the Congress chief ministers will most likely stay the exercise.

    The two had requested that they, along with another Congress leader, be allowed to meet the families, but were denied entry, Congress sources in Delhi said.

    A four-member delegation of the Trinamool Congress was detained at the Lucknow airport on Sunday afternoon. They had arrived here to meet the families of those impacted by the December 19 protests.

    Mamata Banerjee used to plead in Parliament to stop Bangladeshi infiltrators from coming to West Bengal and seek help for persecuted refugees from the neighbouring country, but she had changed her stand now due to political reasons, Modi said at a rally organised by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Ramlila Maidan.

    A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph disposed off a plea of Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra alleging that the move of hiring a social media monitoring agency was aimed at "mounting surveillance on social media platforms".

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