TMC Martyrs’ Day rally BJP HATAO, DESH BACHAO: says Mamata Banerjee

TMC Martyrs’ Day rally BJP HATAO, DESH BACHAO: says Mamata Banerjee

Courtesy : PTI24/07/2018 18:40

Trinamool Congress Martyrs' Day rally LIVE updates: Mamata Banerjee said, "We will start 'BJP hatao, desh bachao' campaign on August 15."

  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta banerjee on Friday announced that two-term Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra — who resigned recently from BJP — has joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) along with six other leaders from different parties. The other three are —Congress’ Samar Mukherjee, Abu Taher, Sabina Yasmin and Akhruzzman, former CPM MP Moinul Hasan, and Mizoram advocate-general Biswajit Deb, according to ANI.

Banerjee was addressing her party’s annual Martyrs’ Day rally in Esplanade near Kolkata, where people from different corners of the state have gathered in large numbers to observe the rally. Spelling out her strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Banerjee said, “We will start ‘BJP hatao, desh bachao‘ campaign on August 15. 2019 will be a big blow, Bengal will show the path.”

At least 6,000 police personnel, around five watch towers near Victoria House at Esplanade, three Quick Response Team (QRT), Heavy Radio Flying Squads (HRFS) teams, four teams of Kolkata police’s Reserve Force, 100 CCTVs, 8 trauma care ambulances, Sub-control room, bomb squads personnel and dog squads, have been deployed to prevent any untoward incident, according to PTI.

 The Martyrs’ Day rally is organised by the party every year on July 21 in the memory of 13 Youth Congress activists killed in police firing in 1993 during the Left Front regime in West Bengal. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was a leader of the Youth Congress at that time.

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