Kolkata, Jan 19: West Bengal Chief Minister on Saturday welcomed all national leaders, supporters and lakhs of people to participate in today's rally to pledge to build a stronger, progressive and united India.
Taking to her Twitter handle, Ms Banerjee said, "Only few hours to go for the historic 'United India Rally' at Brigade Parade Grounds. I welcome all national leaders, supporters and lakhs of people to participate in today's rally to pledge to build a stronger, progressive and united India #UnitedIndiaAtBrigade. '
Earlier, the Trinamool Chairperson said, ' The mega rally on Saturday will be ‘United India Rally’ as the stage will be set for the fight against the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections. Every leader will share their party’s message on the occasion. ”
This year’s rally will be bigger than the one held forty years ago at the same venue, she said adding, ' It is important to listen to the other leaders who are coming on January 19. We will listen to all points of view. We will not foist our ideology on anybody. This is a democratic system. So let everybody give their opinion. This is a courtesy. ”
Regarding the coming general elections, she said, ' The regional parties will play a significant role. The BJP will not get more than 125 seats. It will be an alliance of political parties with the people.'
It may be mentioned that in 1993, Ms Banerjee organised a mega rally at Brigade, where she sounded the death knell for the Left Front Government.
Ms Banerjee asserted that the rally will see participation of non-BJP parties from “Kashmir to Kanyakumari”, saying, ' You will witness how big the representation will be this year from all regions. Heavyweight national leaders, including a former Prime Minister and ex-Chief Ministers will attend this meeting.'
The TMC supremo said the leaders of various political parties, including Congress, are expected to spell their opinion about the proposed United Federal Front and opposition to the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. (UNI)