Kolkata, Jan 19 : Over 20 national leaders will attend the United India Rally conducted by Mamata Banerjee at the Brigade Parad Ground in Kolkata.
The leaders include a former prime minister and several union ministers, sitting chief ministers and former chief ministers will be present. Trinamool Chairperson Mamata Banerjee had announced from the stage of Ekushe July Shahid Dibas in 2018 that a mega Opposition rally will be held at Brigade Parade Ground to take a pledge to build a strong, united and progressive India.
There will be five stages. The main stage, which will come up in front of the fountain opposite the Victoria Memorial Hall, will accommodate senior leaders, including Ms Banerjee.
On the right of the main stage there will be two stages, one for the MPs and State Government ministers and the other for the district presidents and functionaries.
On the left of the main dais too will be two stages – one for those from the cultural world and another on which cultural programmes will be held.
The party workers who started coming to Kolkata from the districts from Thursday, January 17 are being accommodated at Gitanjali Stadium, Khudiram Anushilan Kendra, Sector V and Central Park, Salt Lake and in dharamshalas in central and north Kolkata. From these places, the supporters will start marching towards ground zero at 6am.
A thousand-strong group of folk artistes from Jhargram will also take part in the rally. There will be around 100 camps spread across the city to assist the attendees. More than 2,000 party supporters will be engaged as volunteers.