Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Bengal for two days, is called Kolkata Port Trust after Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of the ruling BJP predecessor Bharatiya Jan Sangh, changed.
"Syama Prasad Mookerjee is a living legend, a pioneer of development, who has been at the forefront of the idea of" One Nation, One Constitution ", PM Modi said this afternoon that he had the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of Kolkata Port Trust opens the country's oldest ports. West Bengal Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee missed the event a day after meeting PM Modi in Kolkata on a so-called courtesy visit and asking him to rethink the enforcement of the CAA, the National Citizens' Register, and the National Population Register in protests.
"Dr. Mukherjee laid the foundation for industrialization in India. The Chittaranjan locomotive factory, the Hindustan aircraft factory, the Damodar Valley Corporation, and several other projects have been actively involved," said PM Modi.
He appealed to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and attacked the Congress veiled. "It is unfortunate for the country that after the withdrawal of Dr. Mookerjee and Babasaheb (Ambedkar), their proposals were not implemented as they should have been," he said.
The port of Kolkata is often referred to as the "gateway to the East Indies" and is considered one of the longest navigation channels in the world. "This port has given India its independence. It has seen India's journey from & # 39; Satyagraha & # 39; to & # 39; Swacchagraha & # 39 ;. This port is not just a port for traders … it also has many legends seen that crossed it represents the industrial, spiritual and self-sufficient aspirations of India ", PM Modi described its meaning.
"When the port celebrates its 150th anniversary today, it is our responsibility to make it a powerful symbol for the new India," he added.
A stamp to mark the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust was also issued before the event.
"Our government believes that India's ports are the gateway to India's prosperity. The center launched the Sagarmala initiative to reduce connectivity costs," PM Modi said today. Over 200 projects worth 3 billion rupees have already been developed and around 125 projects have already been completed, he said.
PM Modi started his two-day visit to Kolkata on Saturday when protests against the amended citizenship law broke out across the city. After meeting PM Modi, Ms. Banerjee also participated in a protest.
"The Citizenship Act is not meant to wrest citizenship, but to confer citizenship," said PM Modi this morning when he started the second day of his visit to Kolkata.