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Kolkata virtually clogged with hundreds and thousands of Left Front supporter attending Brigade Rally

Kolkata virtually clogged with hundreds and thousands of Left Front supporter attending Brigade Rally

Kolkata, Feb 3 (UNI) Hundreds and thousands of people holding aloft the red flags today
virtually clogged the city's main roads and streets leading to Brigade Parade Ground to
attend a Left Front rally, that aims to end the BJP and Trinamool Congress government
at the centre and state respectively in 2019 parliament elections.
Traffic at the main two railway stations - Sealdah and Howrah - was almost at snail pace
as the people from the neighbouing districts arriving on trains and began to march to the
meeting venue.
The Left Front Brigade rally, the first of its kind in more than three years after 2015 was
being called to intensify the movement to oust the Narendra Modi led NDA government at
the centre and the Mamata Banerjee headed West Bengal government in 2019 Parliament
polls.
Left Front organsiers claimed that over 3 lakh people are expected to attend the Brigade
rally where CPI(M) top leaders and their left allies are expected to address the meeting.
West Bengal former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattachrya, who is now ailing, is expected
to attend the rally briefly, according to CPI(M) leader Rabin Deb.
He said Mr Bhattacharya has been keen on attending the rally, at least for a brief period.
Mr Deb said they have been taking advices of the medics to take care of the ailing former
chief minster in the rally.
CPI(M) top leader Sitaram Yechury, Left Front chairman Biman Bose, Md Salim, Sujan
Chakrbarborty have already arrived at the venue
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