The Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee invited Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for the mega anti-BJP rally to be held in Kolkata on January 19. Mamata Banerjee today announced the formation of a ‘publicity campaign committee’ for her party’s mega anti-NDA rally. Mamata said several top opposition leaders from across the country have already confirmed their presence in the rally.
“We have formed a publicity campaign committee for the programme to be held here on January 19 next year where all the opposition leaders in the country will assemble against the ruling BJP,” Mamata said after conducting her party’s core committee meeting at the state secretariat in the city.
“All opposition party leaders have been invited. We have received some of their confirmation as well. Chandrababu Naidu, KCR and Omar Abdullah have confirmed their presence so far,” she said. The January 19 rally, to be held in Kolkata’s Brigade parade ground, is being seen as a significant step by Mamata Banerjee in stitching an anti-BJP alliance and is expected to help her emerge as the pivot of opposition efforts to dislodge the Narendra Modi government in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.