West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will explain her tactics for the next Lok Sabha at the party’s annual Martyrs' Day rally on Saturday, as per reports.
Every year on July 21, the Martyrs' Day rally is organised by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the memory of 13 Youth Congress activists killed in police firing in 1993.
#MamataBanerjee ends the meeting with the call of JOY BANGLA pic.twitter.com/tuqFydGtYi— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) July 21, 2018
"Like every year, we are organising our annual 21 July Shahid Divas rally in Dharmatala. Our workers and supporters from across Bengal and other States have come to the city. We welcome one and all. Dharmatala Chalo," tweeted Mamata Banerjee ahead of the rally.
Like every year, we are organising our annual #21JulyShahidDibas rally in Dharmatala. Our workers and supporters from across #Bengal and other States have come to the city. We welcome one and all. Dharmatala Chalo.— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 21, 2018
Banerjee was a leader of the West Bengal Youth Congress back at the time.
The party is set to use the platform to explain their strategy for the Lok Sabha elections, as per sources. "Tomorrow we will get the directive from our supremo for the Lok Sabha poll next year. We will also give a befitting reply to allegations made by BJP leaders during Narendra Modi's (Midnapore) rally," a senior TMC leader said.
Party supporters and workers from every part of the state along with Congress MLAs and senior leaders will participate in the rally. "We will take the pledge at the July 21 rally to oust the BJP in 2019. The country will definitely get the opportunity to see Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's developmental work nationwide after 2019," TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee had recently said.
Banerjee, along with few TMC leaders, visited the Esplanade area (venue) in Kolkata and checked the preparations.
Trinamool Congress is hoping to cash on its excellent performance in the May panchayat polls where it won all the zila parishads and around 80 per cent of gram panchayat seats. The party currently had 34 Lok Sabha seats from West Bengal out of 42.