Congress president Rahul Gandhi extended his support to the Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee on 18th January for her “show of unity” in Kolkata on January 19 and hoped that it would send a powerful message of a united India.
The Congress has deputed its leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, to represent the Grand Old Party at the Mamata’s meeting since it seems that Gandhi itself will probably fail to attend the event.
The Congress chief addressed a letter to Banerjee in which he saluted the great people of Bengal, who had historically been at the forefront of defending ideals of the country.
Gandhi in his letter renews his support to Mamata on this show of unity and hope that together they will send a powerful message of a united India.
On his Facebook page, Rahul Gandhi posted that the entire opposition is united with the belief that true nationalism and development can only be defended on the tested pillars of democracy, social justice and secularism, ideas that the BJP and Modi are intent on destroying.
In his letter to Banerjee as well as in the post on the social media platform, Gandhi said there were powerful forces that were fanned by the anger and disappointment of millions of Indians, who had seen through the “false promises and lies peddled by the Modi government.
He declared that these forces are moved by the hope of a new tomorrow; a tomorrow filled with the idea of an India in which the voice of every man, woman and child will be heard and respected no matter what their religion, economic status or region is.
A host of Opposition leaders are likely to attend the Trinamool Congress supremo’s rally in Kolkata on Saturday, which is being projected as the show of opposition strength ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.