Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Protesting the central government’s “scare tactics and intimidation” of the Trinamool Congress leaders, the district committee of the ruling party took out a rally here on Friday.
The rally, led by several party leaders like Subrata Bakshi, state Power Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay and city mayor and Fire Minister Sovan Chatterjee, started from north Kolkata’s Sealdah railway station and terminated at the “Y-Channel” at Esplanade area.
Sarada chit fund scam accused Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay’s wife Nayana Bandyopadhyay also walked in the front row of the rally.
The party activists in the rally carried several banners and placards that read “Intimidation can’t silence us” and shouted slogans like “Modi Hatao Desh Bachao” (Remove Modi – Save the nation).
“The Centre is using its agencies to scare our leaders but these scare tactics would not be able to stop us from protesting,” Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said at the beginning of the rally.
The rally was part of the three-day protests organised by the Trinamool Congress to counter the opposition parties’ aggressive campaign on the Narada issue — the sting operation that allegedly featured many of the Trinamool ministers and MPs taking cash for favours in a video footage.