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Voices of those resisting CAA-NRC-NPR cannot be muzzled: Yechury

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the voices of those protesting against the contentious citizenship law, NRC and National Population Register (NPR) cannot be muzzled, as he hailed the protests in West Bengal during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.

Activists, who hit the streets on Saturday with placards that read 'Modi Go Back' and 'Down with BJP', continued their sit-in all night at Esplanade area of Kolkata, insisting that their agitation would continue till the prime minister left the city.

"The voices of those resisting the discriminatory CAA-NRC-NPR cannot be muzzled," Yechury tweeted.

"The PM is out of touch and thinks he can brazen it out. He cannot. India's young have arrived and will take this country forward," the CPI(M) leader said.

Modi met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday after arriving in Kolkata during his two-day visit to the state.

The meeting at the Raj Bhavan came amid a bitter face-off between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress over the amended Citizenship Act that has triggered massive protests across India.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, January 12 2020. 15:10 IST
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