Trinamool Congress is all set to hold a protest rally just three kilometres away from the office of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at Bhubaneswar in Odisha where the central investigating agency had been interrogating the party’s MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay. The protest rally will be held at Lower PMG Square on Tuesday.
This comes at the time when senior Trinamool Congress leaders including secretary general of the party Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Bakshi, Chandrima Bhattacharya and Manish Gupta met Bandyopadhyay in CBI’s office on Sunday evening. The MP’s wife and Trinamool Congress MLA Nayana Bandyopadhyay also went to meet him at the CBI’s office.
After coming out of the CBI’s office, Chatterjee said: “We met him like our friends. His willpower is strong. He asked us not to worry.”
The Trinamool Congress leaders went to CBI’s officer after inspecting Lower PMG Square where the protest rally will take place on Tuesday. They went to the venue straight from the airport.
They also held a meeting with the local Trinamool Congress workers and the preparation for the rally has already started. It is learnt that Subrata Bakshi, Manas Bhunia and Akhilesh Giri will be there on Tuesday to attend the protest rally. Some more Trinamool Congress leaders would also go to Bhubaneswar to take part in the protest rally.
From the protest rally, the party leaders would try to make the people understand that such arrests were made to suppress Trinamool Congress from continuing their protest against demonetisation. But
Trinamool Congress will continue with the protest and in a bigger way to make the people of the country understand that attempts were made by the Centre to affect the federal structure of the country.
Before leaving for Bhubaneswar, Chatterjee said at Kolkata Airport on Sunday morning: “The party supremo Mamata Banerjee had been fighting against the Centre’s arbitrary decision on demonetisation. It is clear to the people that we have been repeatedly attacked just because of protesting against demonetisation. We are trying to reach out to the people each and every where to make them understand the same and people are with us.”
Mentioning that they have the power to face the repeated attacks, Chatterjee further said: “Similar protest rally will take place in Bhubaneswar as well.”