In west bengal All roads in the city have lead to Esplanade, the venue of the TMC's annual Martyrs' Day rally in Kolkata where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is spelling out the party's strategy for the next Lok Sabha polls.
The TMC observes the Martyrs' Day every year on July 21 in its bid to pay homage to 13 Youth Congress workers, allegedly killed in police firing in 1993 during the Left Front regime in West Bengal. Banerjee was a leader of the Youth Congress at that time.
The massive rally also comes a day after the no-confidence motion against the Modi government was decisively defeated.
In the meeting, Mamata Banerjee said that the exit of Modi government is virtually a foregone conclusion. She said that BJP will not win more than 150 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections.
She set an aggressive target of clean sweep of all 42 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections. Mamata in her rally repeatedly said that in future Bengal will show path to India.
She also announced that fefderal front rally will be held in Kolkata on January 19 next year to plot blueprint for 2019 elections.
Mamtha announces that on 19th January 2019, Federal front meeting will be held at the Brigade parade ground in Kolkata.
Leaders from across the country will attend that rally, claims Mamata Banerjee. From 19th January, fight for 2019 will start, says Bengal CM and TMC supremo.
Mamata Banerjee congratulates people who have overcome all odds to come for the rally. Taking a dig at BJP, she says we don't bring people by paying money.
Sudip Bandyopadhyay who was in jail for a long time speaks about various 'conspiracies' hatched by agencies of Modi govt that ensured his imprisonment.
Yuva TMC chief Abhishek Banerjee mercilessly mocks BJP over tent falling during PM's meeting. He says that those who can't build a pandal wants to rule Bengal. Abhishek Banerje also gives a target of winning all seats from Bengal for the party in next year's election.