Kolkata, 19 January ।Organised by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, over 20 opposition parties came together for the “United India Rally” in Kolkata. The aim of the rally is to defeat the Narendra Modi-led BJP government in the upcoming Lok sabha elections.
The rally was at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground, which was attended by lakhs of people. Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, DMK chief MK stalin, National Conference head Farooq Abdullah and Sharad Pawar, the Nationalist Congress party chief with many senior politicians in Indian Politics took their seats in the event.
Mamata Banerjee speaking at the event said that the expiry date of the current government has come to an end by this rally. And for the predictions of the upcoming Prime Minister she said that the PM will be decided only after the Lok sabha elections. Addressing the ‘United India’ rally, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said people’s rights were under the threat as he attacked the Centre for curtailing people’s rights. He said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections would see a fight between the alliance of the BJP, CBI and ED on one hand and the Mahagathbandhan on the other.
On the other side, BJP national spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy termed the rally an anti- Modi exercise and exuded confidence that the BJP was not threatened by this.