Opposition leaders on Wednesday participated in the Martyrs’ Day program organized by All India Trinamool Congress to pay tribute to 13 martyrs killed in police firing on 21st July 1973 in Kolkata in New Delhi on wednesday and listened to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s speech here in Delhi.

NCP President Sharad Pawar during a gathering to observe the Martyr’s Day at Constitution Club in New Delhi on July 21.
Photo Credit: Karan Singh

The leaders who dropped by at the Constitution Club, where screens were put up relaying Ms. Banerjee’s speech, included senior Congress leaders P. Chidambaram and Digvijaya Singh, NCP leader Sharad Pawar & Supriya Sule, DMK’s Tiruchi Siva, RJD’s Manoj K Jha, Samajwadi Party’s Ramgopal Yadav, AAP’s Sanjay Singh, TRS’s Keshava Rao, Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi and Akali Dal’s Balwinder Singh Bhunder. The significant absentees were the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Biju Janata Dal.

Pic by Karan

TMC claimed that the “enthusiastic” participation of Opposition parties showed the growing acceptance of the TMC as a possible fulcrum of Opposition unity.

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram paid tribute.| Pic by Karan Singh


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