A group of bike-borne Youth Congress workers waved the black flags before Shah's convoy outside the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport and shouted slogans against him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before the police could remove them from the spot.
Ahead of Shah's rally in central Kolkata's Mayo Road, Trinamool Congress supporters observed Condemnation Day in parts of the state to raise its pitch against the publication of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
"Politics is fine but they (Trinamool Congress) are turning it into an ugly spat. Trinamool has further worsened the situation in Bengal in the name of 'Poriborton' (change) from the 34 years of Left rule.
"This should not continue. The massive turnout in today's rally shows that the youth of Bengal are eagerly waiting for the message of Amit Shahji," said Supriyo, who came to the city to attend Saturday's rally.