TMC Martyrs’ Day Rally in Kolkata HIGHLIGHTS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday addressed the Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) annual Martyrs’ Day rally in Kolkata. Slamming BJP and CPM in her address, the TMC chief said she would not allow “communalism and goondaism in the state” and added that she will launch a statewide protest against the saffron party. She also accused the central agencies of threatening TMC leaders and elected representatives with imprisonment in chit fund scam cases if they do not collude with the BJP.
Martyr’s Day has been an annual event in the TMC calendar to commemorate the 13 people killed in police firing during a political demonstration led by Mamata, who was then a Youth Congress leader. She, along with Youth Congress members, demanding that the Voter’s Identity Card be made the sole required document for voting.
At today’s rally, Banerjee is likely to announce the roadmap for the upcoming 2021 state Assembly elections.