Martyrs’ Day: Being held after two-year gap, TMC readies mammoth rally

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With ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) holding the Martyrs’ Day rally in Kolkata after a gap of two years due to the Covid-19Pandemic, the party will not rest until it is the largest rally to date.

TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee visited Central Park in Salt Lake on Thursday. This rally is one of the most important in the TMC’s calendar. On Thursday, TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee visited Central Park in Salt Lake where party cadres coming from across the state will stay for a night to take part in the rally.“We couldn’t hold this event for the past two years due to the Covid pandemic. This event was last held in 2019. So, naturally there’s excitement among people… For TMC supporters, who come from far-off districts like Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Siliguri, Kalimpong, Kurseong, Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur, we have made accommodation provision at Salt Lake Central Park (Mela Prangan). TMC workers from Malda, Murshidabad have their accommodation at Gitanjali Stadium. As the pandemic continues, I will ask volunteers to wear masks and follow Covid protocols. We are going to strictly enforce the guidelines, and hence CCTV cameras have been put up at the venue to monitor the situation,” Banerjee said after reviewing the preparations.

The TMC MP said that all preparations for Shahid Diwas will be completed by July 17. “21st July remains etched in our hearts. Like every year, this year too, we will pay our heartfelt tribute to the martyrs and ensure that their supreme sacrifice is never forgotten,” he tweeted later.

TMC leader also addressed the BJPThe party was accused of trampleling on democracy in the country by raising demands for statehood. “The BJP leaders who have been demanding separate statehood for north Bengal, will have no future in the state. It is shocking what the BJP government does. It is clear that democracy is being crushed. Apart from riots and arrogance, this BJP government has nothing to show,” he said.

On reports of Parliament adding new words to the list of unparliamentary words, he said: “The Parliamentary discourse has gone to the doldrums. What good is a session? A Parliament House? If the government decides which words will be used in Parliament? If you can’t use the words like ashamed, betrayal, and corrupt, then what is the point of having parliamentary sessions? Are corrupt, betrayal and hypocrite words unparliamentary? What will the BJP say, eat, wear, pray, and how? Why are they dictating us?”



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