“Cooperate with administration”: Mamata Banerjee appeals to people ahead of July 21 Martyrs’ Day programme

A video of Banerjee was released by the party.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to people to cooperate with the administration for the July 21 Martyrs’ Day programme in Kolkata. Thousands of people from across West Bengal and some other states have reached Kolkata the day before to attend the programme to be addressed by Banerjee. The programme is scheduled on the morning of July 21 that will continue till afternoon.

In the last two years, the programme was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Banerjee’s party released a video today in which she appealed to people to cooperate with the administration and to maintain peace and order. “It is a historic day for us and our emotions are involved. Please cooperate with others and help them in every possible way till all those attending the programme return home,” she said in the video message.

Supporters have flocked to the city from across Bengal and are staying in various camps and stadiums in and around Kolkata.

July 21 is marked by Trinamool Congress as its Martyrs’ Day to commemorate the 1993 firing incident in Kolkata when 13 people died in police firing during a rally of the West Bengal Youth Congress under Mamata Banerjee.

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