TMC had organised a mega rally at Brigade Parade ground in Kolkata on Saturday in which over two dozen leaders of as many 22 anti-BJP parties had given a call to oust Modi from power in the general elections.
More than 20 national leaders, including three present chief ministers Arvind Kejriwal, Chandrababu Naidu and HD Kumaraswamy; and former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Akhilesh Yadav and Gegong Apang are attending the rally.
Addressing the opposition rally here, Sinha who quit the BJP recently said, under the present regime while praising the government was "desh bhakti"(patriotism), criticising it is "desh drohi" (sedition).
Ostentatious celebration of Durga Puja in Calcutta is traced back to the early 1700s when Bengal’s zamindars outdid each other in displaying their influence, power and wealth by spending large sums of money in festivities.
Indeed when the former Lok Sabha speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, was expelled from the CPI(M) in 2008, it was almost unthinkable considering the position the veteran politician enjoyed in his party which he joined in 1968.