Mamata Banerjee Kolkata Rally today HIGHLIGHTS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Centre and claimed that the Narendra Modi government’s expiry date was over “just like your pills”. The TMC chief, who had rolled out the red carpet for a united opposition’s meet at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground, also warned the BJP against any riots in the name of Rath Yatra across the state.
Several opposition leaders had gathered to prepare a roadmap for a coalition against the ruling BJP. More than 20 national political leaders, including former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha and Arun Shourie; three present chief ministers Arvind Kejriwal, Chandrababu Naidu and H D Kumaraswamy; and former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Akhilesh Yadav and Gegong Apang also addressed the meeting. The Congress was represented by Mallikarjun Kharge and Abhishek Manu Singhvi. A thick security blanket was thrown around the sprawling ground to prevent any untoward incident.