PM cancels visit to St. Xaviers College in Kolkota

January 20th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

Kolkata, Jan 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has cancelled his visit to Kolkotta and attend the 150 th anniversary celebrations of St. Xaviers College. He had to inaugurate the function scheduled on Wednesday.

Police Commissioner Gautam Mohan Chakraborty said that he did not know the reason behind the cancellation and did not believe that it happened due to security reasons.

However, Abhishek Banerjee, a spokesperson of St. Xaviers College said, “We have not received an official fax from the Prime Minister’’s Office (PMO) about the cancellation. But we were told by the PMO that the prime minister won”t be able to make it to Kolkata because of health reasons,”

Singh had to address the college students and return to the capital on the same day. (ANI)

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