West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee prayed for the removal of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament on Wednesday.
Joined by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, Banerjee, who is in New Delhi to attend a rally of anti-BJP parties, said told reporters that she prayed for everyone’s safety.
“It’s the last day of the Parliament so we prayed to Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) that remove BJP and Modi babu and save the country. Keep everybody safe,” she said.
TMC MPs staged a dharna outside Parliament on Wednesday holding placards and raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government led by him.
Before leaving for New Delhi on Tuesday, Banerjee had slammed the BJP government at the Centre of playing “vendetta politics”.
“(PM) Modi knows he is not coming to power, his expiry date is over,” she said, adding, “People want to see the united India, they want to see democratic India.”
The Trinamool Congress chief will address the ‘Remove Dictatorship, Save Democracy Rally’ at Jantar Mantar with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today.
Top leaders of other non-BJP parties, including Sharad Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, Ram Gopal Yadav, Yashwant Sinha, Kanimozhi and an RJD representative will also take part in the rally.
There is no clarity on whether Congress will attend the rally though an invitation has been sent to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s office.
The rally is the second major rally against the BJP organised by opposition leaders after the 19 January rally called by Banerjee. The rally held in Brigade Ground at Kolkata had in attendance almost 22 top leaders from 10 political parties.