BJP to hold rally at Trinamool's July 21 venue on November 30

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Kolkata, July 22: The BJP announced on Monday that it would hold a mega rally in front of Victoria House in Dharmatala area of the city, where the ruling party of West Bengal, Trinamool Congress (TMC), held a massive Martyrs' Day rally during the day.

[Read: Mamata Banerjee stresses 'Asansol' and 'Darjeeling' in her rally speech]

The BJP has decided to hold its 'Uththan Day' (Day of the Rising) on November 30 as a counter muscle-flexing exercise.

According to Bengali daily Ei Samay, the state BJP leadership was set to seek permission of the local police authorities for the rally. Efforts were also on to bring BJP president Amit Shah at the rally, the news report said.

Politics in Bengal is increasingly getting polarised between the TMC and the BJP. Traditional forces like the Left and the Congress have lost much of their relevance in the state of late and the BJP, inspired by its performance in the Lok Sabha election two months ago, is eyeing to emerge as the second-largest party in the state after the next assembly election due in 2016.

The BJP is eyeing to emerge the second-largest party in Bengal by 2016

On Monday, TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took a dig at the BJP, saying its Lok Sabha tally, which was increased to two in the general elections, would be soon zero again. She also urged people not to join hands with the 'communal' forces although she stopped short of launching a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government.

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