News Desk, Amar Ujala, Kolkata
Published by: Deepti Mishra
Updated Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:59 AM IST
Since the formation of TMC, July 21 is celebrated every year as Martyrs’ Day, but last year due to Corona, Trinamool celebrated Martyrs’ Day in a symbolic way. It is being considered as an attempt by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to prepare her ground in national politics after a big victory in West Bengal politics.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
– Photo : ANI
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What happened 28 years ago on July 21?
In the year 1993, Mamata Banerjee was then the President of Youth Congress in West Bengal. Mamta Banerjee demanded pictorial voter card to bring transparency in the electoral process. For its demand, a general campaign was called by the Congress from the Chief Secretariat of the then Left Front government of the state. Youth Congress workers led by Mamata joined the movement on July 21, but the Trinamool alleges that their procession was fired upon by the police, in which 13 people lost their lives.
After this there was upheaval in the politics of Bengal. After this, Mamata Banerjee left the Congress and formed the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC). Even after the birth of Trinamool Congress party, the party did not forget the day of July 21. Trinamool has been celebrating this day every year as Martyrs’ Day. Last year, it was celebrated symbolic because of Corona.
Mamta’s speech will be broadcast in local languages
Chief Minister Mamta will give her speech in this program only in Bengali, but it will be recited in different states like Malayalam in Kerala, Telugu in Andhra and Telangana, Odia in Odisha and Hindi in all the states of the Hindi belt. Mamta believes that if she wants to enter national politics, then she will have to talk to the people of the whole country in her own language.