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Indian PM Modi renames Kolkata port after BJP icon Syama Prasad Mookerjee

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 12th January, 2020 03:53:09 PM
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that the Kolkata Port will be renamed after the Bharatiya Jana Sangh’s founder president Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

Modi made the announcement at the sesquicentenary celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust at the Netaji Indoor stadium which West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee did not attend.

“This port represents industrial, spiritual and self sufficiency aspirations of India. Today, when the port is celebrating its 150th anniversary, it is our responsibility to make it a powerful symbol of New India,” he said.

“We’re working towards increasing the number of cruises from 150 to 1000. This growth will also help West Bengal. Every possible initiative is being taken for the development of West Bengal by the central Government…The central government is also promoting cruise-oriented tourism,” Modi said.

 

Source: Hindustan Times