West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) plans to contain its supporters outdoors the state in its annual July 21 programme to commemorate 13 individuals, who had been killed in police firing in 1993 throughout a rally organised for demanding that voter id playing cards be made the only real required doc for voting for truthful polling.

TMC observes July 21 as Martyr’s Day yearly in remembrance of the 13 individuals who had been killed at a Youth Congress rally. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee was then the chief of the West Bengal Youth Congress.

“Our supporters in other states would participate in the programme. They can watch it live as the address of TMC (chief)… Mamata Banerjee would be aired virtually. The format in which the party would observe the programme in other states would be declared later. Preparations are going on.”

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The announcement comes a month after Abhishek Banerjee, TMC’s nationwide normal secretary, who’s seen because the in-charge of the occasion’s growth plans, introduced in June that they plan to develop their base in different states forward of the 2024 nationwide polls to tackle the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

A TMC chief mentioned plans had been afoot to arrange big screens outdoors the TMC workplaces in some states together with Uttar Pradesh and Tripura to beam Mamata Banerjee’s handle. “A screen is also likely to be set up outside the TMC office in Delhi,” mentioned the chief, requesting anonymity.

Mamata Banerjee will handle the annual occasion nearly for the second yr because of the pandemic.

Assembly elections are due in Uttar Pradesh in 2022 and in Tripura a yr later. TMC leaders, who didn’t need to be named, mentioned the occasion hopes to make inroads into Tripura, which has a sizeable Bengali-speaking inhabitants. The occasion has a unit within the state as effectively.

The BJP mocked the TMC’s plans to watch the programme in Uttar Pradesh and Tripura. “The pandemic has necessitated such virtual meetings… Even small groups can hold a virtual meeting which can be seen by one or two persons in the US and even in Antarctica…,” mentioned BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya.

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