Amit Shah, Mamata to hold mega rallies in Kolkata

RSTV Bureau
BJP President Amit Shah holds a press conference at party headquarters in New Delhi on July 31, 2018.

BJP President Amit Shah holds a press conference at party headquarters in New Delhi on July 31, 2018.

Amid heightened security, BJP chief Amit Shah is slated to address a public rally in Kolkata today.

Shah’s first rally in the city this year is expected to set the tone for his party’s political battle against the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC ahead of the 2019 general elections. The rally will also be his first visit to the state post NRC publication in Assam.

Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will take out rallies across West Bengal today in protest against the publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, a senior leader of the party said.

The state capital, however, has been exempted from plan, TMC secretary-general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Friday.

Party secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said that the state capital, however, has been exempted from today’s plan.

The final draft of the NRC was published on July 30 in Assam. Over 40 lakh people did not make it to the list.