Wishing that it would send a powerful message of a united India, Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi on Friday extended his support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her “show of unity” in Kolkata on January 19.
The Congress has deputed its leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge to represent the Grand Old Party at the event as Gandhi is most likely to skip Mamata’s rally.
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In a letter to Banerjee, the Congress Chief praised the “great people” of Bengal, who had “historically been at the forefront of defending our ideals”. Gandhi wrote “I extend my support to Mamata Di on this show of unity and hope that we send a powerful message of a united India together.”
“The entire opposition is united in our belief that true nationalism and development can only be defended on the tested pillars of democracy, social justice and secularism, ideas that the BJP and Mr. Modi are intent on destroying”, Rahul said in a Facebook post.
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In Mamata Banerjee’s “show of unity” tomorrow, host of opposition leaders are likely to attend the rally in Kolkata which is being projected as her “show of opposition strength” ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.