There was a huge youth turnout at the Martyrs’ Day rally on Thursday. The youth, mostly college and university students and some others, who are new in the job sectors, attended the rally along with their friends and family. Most of them came in the meeting venue riding their bikes, driving cars or bicycles.
Many of the youth supporters were seen coming in the meeting venue via matadors and lorries. The ladies came in groups, by trains or buses from in and outside the city.
Youth Trinamool Congress members and supporters started flooding the heart of the city where arrangements had been made for their entry.
“Over 30,000 youth Trinamool Congress supporters reached early Monday, mostly from North Bengal districts. The Trinamool Congress leader based in the city had given the responsibility to bring the supporters outside of Kolkata. Those supporters are likely to stay in the city on Thursday. The youth hit the streets on their way to the meeting at Esplanade. “We are from East Midnapore district. We will stay in the city and return back home on Friday,” said Trisha Das, a Trinamool Chatra Parishad member.
Trisha’s friend Anita, who is an engineering student in a reputed college said: “The Chief Minister is our idol. She is somebody, who can be followed.” added 30 girls who came to attend the rally from her college at Salt Lake’s Sector V. The youth were seen giving the slogan of maa-maati-manush and dressed in colourful shirts and saaris.
“I have been coming in this rally since the last 6 years. I was not a full time party worker earlier. But now I have become a registered party worker and actively work for my party at South 24 Parganas. I am devoted to Trinamool Congress,” said a medical representative of a multinational company.
Soon after the completion of the rally, some youth, most of them coming from well to do backgrounds, took the brooms and started to clean up roads. “The rally was ours. So we should clean up the road and help the other to cross the road peacefully,” said one youth Trinamool Congress workers.