Trinamool Congress is the only alternative today: Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata, Jan 30: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee addressed a massive rally at Brigade Ground here on Thursday. People from various corners of the state were seen arriving at the venue in large numbers to hear the leader. A special train was arranged to bring supporters from Bankura district to Kolkata on Wednesday evening.

Senior TMC leaders, ministers, MLAs, MPs and local celebrities and artistes attended the rally. Former Railway Minister Mukul Roy has organised the rally. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung, the Imam of the Tipu Sultan mosque in Kolkata and party representatives from many other states were also present.

2.16 pm

Mamata Banerjee completes her speech.

2.15 pm

National anthem being played out at the venue.

2.02 pm

Banerjee attacks UPA's economic policies.

"Ensure that Congress, BJP and CPM are defeated in the Lok Sabha polls. Or else, they will loot the country."

1.59 pm

"Dilli Chalo" (Let's go to Delhi), Mamata Banerjee says on the lines of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

"I want commitment from the youth to build the future of this nation."

1.56 pm

"I want to see the sons and daughters of Bengal achieve great heights."

1.54 pm

"The BJP only differentiates between Hindus and Muslims. We are for all communities."

1.53 pm

"Whatever we are earning, the Centre is taking all our money. How can we develop like this?"

Mamata Banerjee speaks about her government's achievements.

1.52 pm

"We have taken action against chit funds, the CPM started it."

1.50 pm

"Congress, BJP and CPI(M) working together against us."

"The opposition is running to the court on every issue."

"We always take action against criminals and stand beside the women."

1.45 pm

"The BJP and Congress are not each others' alternatives. Trinamool Congress is the only alternative."

'The Left has left us in debts, the Centre has deprived us of money."

1.41 pm

"I don't want power or chair. I just want good for the people."

"TMC will contest in other states this time. I will campaign for the party outside Bengal."

"We must set up a federal front."

1.40 pm

"The government in Delhi must change. We need a positive government in state, neither a communal one."

1.36 pm

"We must ensure that the states become stronger."

"Help Trinamool Congress win every Lok Sabha seat."

"Our fight is against the Congress, BJP, CPI(M) and everything that is bad. We are fighting for the people."

1.35 pm

"This rally has proved that that democracy is for the people, not for the monarchy."

1.30 pm

Mamata Banerjee begins to speak.

1.18 pm

Families of those who were killed by Left cadres felicitated.

1.15 pm

"We want to see Mamata Banerjee as the prime minister of India," said noted litterateur Mahashweta Devi.

1.10 pm

Mamata Banerjee reaches the rally venue.

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