On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Kolkata, a group of Congressmen shouted ‘go back Modi’ slogan and showed black flag as he was entering the Netaji Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
PM Modi went for the inaugural function of the sesquicentenary celebration of the Kolkata Port Trust.
The Congress activists were gathered outside the stadium near the VIP gate and staged demonstration despite the presence of huge police contingent.
They were shouting ‘Go back Modi’ slogan and waived back flag as the PM Modi reached the venue.
The police swung into action and tried to thwart the protesters. But the protesters grew violent and tried to force their way into the stadium by overcoming the police barricade.
The police rounded up some of the demonstrators and took them to the city police headquarters at Lalbazar.
As per the reports, the state Congress Somen Mitra and Communist Party of India (Marxist) member Md Salim were also seen leading the protests at Esplanade.
The road blockades which were placed since Saturday night at various points of Esplanade were lifter at 1 pm. On Saturday night, several protesters were stationed to protest against the PM Modi’s visit. They also accused Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of facilitating PM Modi.