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Jan 20, 2019 08:31 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Mamata Banerjee mega rally highlights: Today marks the beginning of the end of the BJP, says Bengal CM

A host of political leaders attended the rally organised by West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee. It was a show of strength for the Opposition forces ahead of the Lok Sabha polls

  • Jan 19, 10:25 PM (IST)
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    A view of the crowd at Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s mega rally in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

     A view of the crowd at Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s mega rally in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
  • Jan 19, 04:16 PM (IST)

    A view of the heavy traffic jam at Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge) due to Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s mega rally in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

     A view of the heavy traffic jam at Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge) due to Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s mega rally in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
  • Jan 19, 04:03 PM (IST)
  • Jan 19, 03:49 PM (IST)

    Mamata Banerjee concludes her speech with, "BJP hatao desh bachao...badaldo badaldo dilli ki sarkaar badaldo!"

  • Jan 19, 03:46 PM (IST)

    "There are 33 parties today standing against the BJP. This is the beginning of their end," Mamata Banerjee said.  

  • Jan 19, 03:43 PM (IST)

    "I want to ask BJP, do they respect their own leaders? Have you given any respect to Shatrughna Sinha..to Yashwant Sinha...what about Rajnath, Gadkari and Sushma? PM speaks of collective leadership just because elections are around. After Modi he is elected, he will abandon all these leaders," says Mamata Banerjee.           

  • Jan 19, 03:39 PM (IST)

    "BJP has 2 seats in West Bengal they will lose that very soon...just wait and see how our allies will do in the upcoming elections. I urge Hardik Patel [Patidar leader in Gujarat] and Jignesh Mewani [Dalit leader in Gujarat] to keep moving ahead," says Mamata Banerjee. 

  • Jan 19, 03:33 PM (IST)

    Over Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioning the mahagathbandhan over its prime ministerial candidate, Banerjee says "All of us our leaders, workers and organisers of the mahagathbandhan. Collective leadership is the need of the hour, unlike the BJP where the Prime Minister and the President all are the same person."

  • Jan 19, 03:31 PM (IST)

    Banerjee slams the BJP for holding the constitutional institutions to ransom and changing the history, geography and names of the cities of this country to suit its narrative.

  • Jan 19, 03:29 PM (IST)

    Banerjee castigates the ruling BJP government at the Centre over the Citizenship Amendment Bill and neglecting the citizens of the Northeast.

  • Jan 19, 03:28 PM (IST)

    'Those with the BJP are honest, and everybody else is a thief': this is the principle of the saffron party : Mamata Banerjee

  • Jan 19, 03:26 PM (IST)

    AITMC satrap and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses the United India Rally:

    Banerjee attacks the BJP over demonetisation, GST and NPAs. She appeals to the people of West Bengal as well as the nation to wake up!

  • Jan 19, 03:19 PM (IST)

    RJD leader and former deputy chief minister of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav addresses the United India Rally:

    Opening his speech with "BJP hataao, desh bachaao" , says ED and CBI are the only alliance partners of the BJP. 

    To those questioning parties of different ideologies coming together to defeat the BJP, Yadav said that the unity in diversity is the strength of the mahagathbandhan. 

  • Jan 19, 03:12 PM (IST)

    Shatrughan Sinha lauds Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for his transparency and Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge for his ideals and principles. He concludes by saying that all Opposition parties need to focus on only one thing – working together to defeat the BJP.  

  • Jan 19, 02:59 PM (IST)

    "Atal Bihari Vajpayee's reign was democratic but Narendra Modi's regime is totalitarian in nature," says rebel BJP leader Shatrugan Sinha. 

  • Jan 19, 02:58 PM (IST)

    "I don't mind being removed from the party after this, but I am answerable first to the nation. Whichever the party might be... nothing is greater than the nation. I speak to show mirror to the party," says Shatrugan Sinha.

  • Jan 19, 02:57 PM (IST)

    "Many times people ask me why I speak out against the BJP, why I rebel... I want to tell them that if speaking truth is rebellion, then I am a rebel," says Shatrugan Sinha. 

  • Jan 19, 02:55 PM (IST)

    "To protect Constitution, and to drive the nation forward and to give this nation a new leadership and not an old one, we're all have gathered here," says rebel BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha.  

  • Jan 19, 02:51 PM (IST)

    "This gathering is giving a befitting reply to Narendra Modi," says former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda. 

  • Jan 19, 02:49 PM (IST)
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  • Jan 19, 02:44 PM (IST)

    "The people are here to answer the question, 'Who after Modi'," says HD Deve Gowda. 

  • Jan 19, 02:43 PM (IST)

    Hercules task for several parties to come together, says former PM HD Deve Gowda. 

  • Jan 19, 02:41 PM (IST)

    "I appeal to all leaders, come together... a small group of experts should come together to form a manifesto," says HD Deve Gowda. 

  • Jan 19, 02:40 PM (IST)

    "Forget differences, come together otherwise it's not so easy," says HD Deve Gowda. 

  • Jan 19, 02:39 PM (IST)

    "What is our policy and programme, how we are going to come together is the question," says HD Deve Gowda.

  • Jan 19, 02:38 PM (IST)

    "All the leaders who are committed to secular, democratic system have gathered here... this is the first such mega rally after Karnataka government formation. The main task is how to move forward," says former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) chief HD Deve Gowda. 

  • Jan 19, 02:34 PM (IST)

    "BJP is trying to break away parties, it is trying to break everyone," says Mallikarjun Kharge. 

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