Prior to the Lok Sabha elections, the fight for leadership has just begun among opposition parties. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief
Mamata Banerjee had invited Congress President Rahul Gandhi and BSP President Mayawati to address the rally but she decided to send her own representative instead of going to Kolkata. In the Lok Sabha, Congress Parliamentary Party leader Mallikarjun Kharge will be the representative of Rahul Gandhi, while Mayawati has decided to send her to BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra.
Political observers of Kolkata believe that the biggest rally till date was in the 90’s by then Chief Minister and CPI (M) leader Jyoti Basu addressed the parade ground. Mamta Banerjee wants to break her record. He estimates that seven to eight lakh people will come in the rally. Trinamool Congress has arranged for eight lakh people to come, eat and stay in the rally.
In order to participate in the rally, party workers started reaching in Kolkata on Wednesday. According to sources, the party has vowed to eat and stay of one lakh people on Thursday. In this rally, top leaders of almost all of the non-NDA parties have been invited. According to Trinamool party sources, leaders of 19 parties have given their approval to participate