Preparations on for ‘Martyr’s Day’ as TMC seeks to recover from setbacks

According to senior party leaders, Mamata is likely to send a message of peace and harmony during the July 21 rally, and will speak on economic issues such as demonetisation and GST.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:July 15, 2017 1:36 am
Bengal communal violence, TMC, TMC on Martyr’s Day, Martyr’s Day preparation, Basirhat communal violence, Darjeeling unrest  Police inspect the venue for the ‘Martyr’s Day’ rally, on Friday. Subham Dutta

Under pressure due to setbacks in Darjeeling hills and Basirhat, the ruling TMC is determined to overcome these hurdles with its July 21 ‘Martyr’s Day’ rally, and preparations are in full swing to make it a grand success. Since its formation in 1998, Trinamool Congress has been commemorating the killing of 13 Youth Congress workers due to police firing at Kolkata in 1993. Party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to address this year’s rally, which will be in front of Victoria House in Esplanade.

After winning the Assembly election for the second time in a row last year, Mamata had used the occasion to celebrate her party’s victory. However, events over the last year has dented the image of the party. In addition, the frequent questioning of senior TMC leaders by CBI and ED, in connection with the Narada sting case and the Saradha chit fund scam, has raised questions about the party.

According to senior party leaders, Mamata is likely to send a message of peace and harmony during the July 21 rally, and will speak on economic issues such as demonetisation and GST. “She has been cornered with a lot of issues now. Her aim would be to come out of this situation and send a strong message to the Opposition…. We will expect some fireworks from her,” said a senior party leader.

Large cut-outs of Mamata have already been installed at major roads and crossings, while banners and posters are being placed to mobilise support for the rally. Leaders of Trinamool Youth Congress, which has been tasked to organise the event, have been touring the state. Trinamool Youth Congress president and party MP, Abhishek Banerjee, has been addressing rallies in every district. All party units and district presidents have been asked to reach out to block-level leaders and workers.

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    asit guin
    Jul 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm
    The following is the list of the persons who died on 21 July 1993. 1.0 Srikanta Sharma, 2.0 Bandhan Das , 3.0 Dilip Das , 4.0 Asim Das , 5.0 Keshab Bairagi , 6.0 Biswanath Roy , 7.0 Kalyan Banerjee , 8.0 Pradip Roy , 9.0 Ratan Mondal , 10.0 Murari Chakraborty , 11.0 Ranajit Das , 12.0 Abdul Khalek , 13.0 Anonymous The name and iden y of these persons are usually not told anywhere. Names, I have given. Can anybody provide their short biography?
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    asit guin
    Jul 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm
    So 21 July, 1993 movement, demand was introduction of Photo iden y card in the election. This is introduced in the whole country and not just in Bengal. Credit goes to election commission, who are recruited by president and practically deputed as per union cabinet advice. So, why PIC movement is to be conducted against a state govt? Ever more, PIC has not caused immediate fall of LF state govt. This 21 July movement was a false moment. So called Martyrs are gang of s. Only ambitious politicians of TMC got the good result. People got raw banana. Voter ID card is not a result of this movement. Whole country has got it without any movement. ALEEK KUNATYA RONGE MOJE LOK RAREH BONGE NIROKHIA PULOKE HRIDOY
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