The Trinamool Congress is making ready for its annual martyr’s day rally on July 21, which celebration chief Mamata Banerjee will deal with just about like she did final 12 months as effectively. But this 12 months’s deal with shall be her first main deal with after the celebration’s victory within the West Bengal Assembly elections. It will even be the primary time that the rally shall be broadcast in a number of different states, together with Tripura, Assam, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat, the house state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, Trinamool sources say.
Mamata Banerjee is predicted to launch a scathing assault on the BJP at her digital rally, which additionally comes simply days earlier than her go to to New Delhi on July 25. She shall be within the nationwide capital via the week and meet a number of different opposition leaders. She is more likely to name on AICC chief Sonia Gandhi, although no appointment has been confirmed but by both aspect. Akhilesh Yadav and Arvind Kejriwal are anticipated to name on her as effectively. All eyes are on the probabilities of an opposition alliance rising forward of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
If the Prime Minister and the President give her time, the Bengal Chief Minister has mentioned she will surely meet them as effectively.
Her go to to Delhi comes at a time when the Calcutta High Court is listening to a case on post-poll violence through which the National Human Rights Council, in its report, has mentioned “: There is not any rule of regulation in Bengal, solely the regulation of the ruler” or the ruling celebration.
NHRC has beneficial a CBI probe and labeled a number of Trinamool leaders, together with a minister, as “infamous criminals”.
Mamata Banerjee was outraged that the NHRC report has allegedly been leaked and claimed “misinformation” by members of the group linked to the BJP.
“How they leaked information of what they submitted to the court docket if not for political vendetta and provides a nasty identify to Bengal although it’s not in any respect true? Only to malign the folks of Bengal as a result of they’ve misplaced the election, that is why that is their political vendetta” she mentioned, including, “UP is out of rule of regulation.”
The case shall be heard subsequent on July 22. The state might go to the (*25*) Court earlier than that.
The BJP is mounting strain on the problem. On Sunday, its SC Morcha chief, Dulal Bar demanded President’s rule in Bengal primarily based on the NHRC report. Mr Bar claimed that of 42 individuals – BJP supporters – killed within the final two months, 29 have been members of the SC/ST group. The BJP physique had beforehand submitted 1,627 complaints of atrocities to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Mr Bar mentioned, and was submitting 5170 complaints right this moment.
“We are demanding the resignation of all of the Trinamool leaders named within the NHRC report and, within the curiosity of saving the folks, we’re demanding the imposition of President’s Rule in Bengal in any other case the state might develop into separated from the remainder of the nation,” Mr Bar mentioned.
On Friday, BJP intervened Samik Bhattacharya had mentioned, “The contents of the (NHRC) report, its suggestions point out a breakdown of the constitutional equipment in West Bengal. Now the custodian of the Indian structure, the interpreter of the structure – they might . But the BJP in Bengal shouldn’t be demanding Article 356. We are philosophically, ideologically in opposition to the identical.”