Mamata’s South Kolkata rally witnesses impressive turnout
The rally began at Ballygunge where thousands of supporters of the party cheered as soon as Banerjee, who is the party’s candidate from Bhowanipore Assembly constituency, reached the venue and began the rally.
It took more than one and a half hour to reach Hazra crossing where the rally ended.
Trinamool Congress candidates from Ballygunge Assembly constituency and Rashbehari Assembly constituency, Subrata Mukherjee and Sovandeb Chattopadhyay respectively attended the rally.
Besides the candidates from these two Assembly constituencies, Firhad Hakim from Kolkata Port and Aroop Biswas from Tollygunge Assembly constituency also marched in the rally.
Hundreds of people were beelined on both sides of the road to get a glimpse of Banerjee.
This is the third major rally in the city in which Banerjee took part. The first one was in the Port area and second rally was in Behala. On Sunday, Banerjee led a rally from Shalimar to Pilkhana in Howrah.
All the rallies were flooded with people.
Monday’s procession that began at Ballygunge passed through Jadubabu Bazar where party supporters were found throwing flowers at Banerjee and congratulating her.
People were found peeping through windows and verandahs. Local residents came out of their houses and joined the rally while it was passing by.
Mousumi Majumder, a local resident, said that she had decided to join the rally in support of the party as Banerjee has not taken a single day leave since last four and half years and worked consistently for the development of the state. “I am sure no one apart from Banerjee will work with such dedication for people.
Everyone should support her so that she can remain in power for the next five years.”
Thousands of youth from South Kolkata attended the rally and were found shouting slogans in support of Trinamool Congress highlighting the steps taken by government in the past four and half years for the overall development of the state. Women from the area also participated in the procession.
Many were found beating drums in the rally and the song, composed for Trinamool Congress, was also played.