The giant screens set up at various places in the city were of immense help to the Trinamool Congress supporters who could not reach to the venue where the Martyrs’ Day was observed on Thursday.
Lakhs of Trinamool Congress supporters who came from the different parts of the city and the districts to have a glimpse of their party supremo Mamata Banerjee could not reach close to the venue where they could see their idol.
Keeping in mind the problems of the people, around 7 giant screens were set up at various points. People who started pouring into the city from early Thursday morning managed to secure a place close to the stage which was set up in front of the Victoria House. There was a competition among the supporters to reach to the venue to secure a place in the closest proximity to the stage.
People were seen marching down the lanes and by lanes of the city from early morning to Esplanade. As the day progressed, thousands of people were seen entering the city from Howrah and Sealdah stations. Several vehicles were seen carrying the Trinamool Congress supporters from various parts of the state to the city. As the morning progressed, people started pouring into the Esplanade area as a result of this those who reached the place late had to stand at a distance where from they could not properly see their leader.
Many of the party workers were stranded on the Lenin Sarani and could not reach the venue. They were anxiously waiting for Banerjee to deliver her lecture. As she started her speech people went mad in joy after they managed to see Banerjee on the giant screens.
The rally organisers had set up the giants screens at various points along the Central avenue and Esplanade, Lenin Sarani. It may be mentioned that this is the first time the organisers have put up giant screens for the people.