Mamata Banerjee’s TMC observes its annual Martyrs’ Day today, to unveil strategy for next LS pollshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/india-news/mamata-banerjees-tmc-observes-its-annual-martyrs-day-on-july-21-5268773/

Mamata Banerjee’s TMC observes its annual Martyrs’ Day today, to unveil strategy for next LS polls

In Photos: The Martyrs’ Day rally is organised by the party every year on July 21 in the memory of 13 Youth Congress activists killed in police firing in 1993 during the Left Front regime in West Bengal.

July 21 is observed as Martyrs' Day in Kolkata by TMC every year. Party supporters flood the streets and a man sports a headgear with party leader Mamata Banerjee's photo on it. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh)

At least 6,000 police personnel have been deployed across Kolkata and at different locations along with around five watch towers near Victoria House at Esplanade, to prevent any untoward incident. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh)

TMC is expected to give a befitting reply to allegations made by BJP leaders during Narendra Modi's Midnapore rally. As rains continue to pour, TMC supporters are readying for the party leader's speech at the rally. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh)

Heavy rains in the city did not deter party supporters from joining the rally. TMC commemorates this day in memory of 13 Youth Congress activists killed in police firing in 1993. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh)

The rally sees participation by TMC leaders and supporters from across the state, and also few Congress MLAs and senior leaders from other parties. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh)

Special arrangements have been made for the rally to move smoothly. People in large numbers, from different corners of West Bengal, have arrived for the event. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh)

In order to keep the situation under control and divert traffic caused by heavy showers, police have been stationed at different areas in Kolkata. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh)

Mamata Banerjee is expected to address gathering at Dharmatala, Kolkata, at around 12:30 pm on the occasion of 25th Martyrs' Day. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Martyrs’ Day rally, which the TMC has decided to turn into a mega political rally this year. The party is expecting a record turnout and has launched campaigns across the state to galvanise support. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh)

Mamata Banerjee is expected to spell out her strategy for the next Lok Sabha polls at the rally. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh)