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TMC supporters take part in huge protest marches across Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 7 (UNI) A state-wide protest was organised today by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) against the politics of negativity being carried on by the BJP, including causing riots and indulging in destructive activities.

Kolkata as well as the major towns and cities across Bengal saw huge protest marches, led by senior party leaders.

Senior TMC leaders like Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Mukherjee and others led protests at multiple locations in the city like Behala, Gariahat and Hazra.

At Behala, Mr Chatterjee addressed the crowd of marchers. He said these protests are the people’s way of expressing their disgust for the way the BJP has been trying to create trouble in Bengal.

Mr Chatterjee said that Trinamool has information that the BJP is trying to create trouble in the Hills. The things their leaders are saying and doing shows that they do not want to abide by the Constitution. The way they are trying to support the GJM proves that. The people of Bengal have rejected Bimal Gurung as well as BJP.

He said Bimal Gurung needs to be arrested immediately.

“Let them (BJP) start a democratic protest against us, and we will counter that. But the way Mamata Banerjee’s image is being insulted in the most malicious manner, is not expected. We will give our lives but will not allow any disrespect to Mamata Banerjee,” Mr Chatterjee said.

He further said that BJP may want to turn to violence, but Trinamool wants to point towards the development it has brought to Bengal.

“Today, we have been forced to bring out this protest march. They have been threatening us with dire consequences. But then that is the only thing they can do. Neither do they have the support of the people nor any message of development. They are marching with tridents (trishul), swords and other weapons,” Mr Chatterjee said.

“We led a long, hard democratic movement to remove a 34-year-old government from power, and we are continuing to work in a democratic manner, abiding by the rule of law. Hence, I want to congratulate everyone who has joined this protest today on behalf of Mamata Banerjee,” he said.

“They brought anti-people measures like demonetisation. They did not pay heed to the problems pointed out by us before implementing GST. We had predicted that the country’s economy would be hampered badly because of demonetisation, and we have been proved true,” Mr Cahtterjee said.

“That BJP is a violent party has been proved over time; their mask of civility has been torn apart. It was proved again by yesterday’s incidents in Kolkata what kind of party it is, ”he said.

Mr Chatterjee ended by saying that Trinamool Congress was, is and will continue to be with the people of Bengal, who have given a huge thumbs-up to Mamata Banerjee’s message of growth and development.
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