Mamata launches Lok Sabha election campaign

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will launch her campaign for the three-phase Lok Sabha elections beginning April 30 by addressing a huge gathering at Nandigram on Saturday.
Ms. Banerjee appealed to the minorities to take a united stand against the CPI(M), saying it had failed on all fronts. “The CPI(M) will be upstaged.”
Her inaugural campaign rally had the support of Congress leaders who shared the dais with her.

At the Hazrakata grounds in Nandigram, the TMC and the Congress volunteers mingled together, marked only by their distinctive badges. At the dais, Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, a senior Congress leader said to be an emissary of Pranab Mukherjee, stood close to Banerjee, sending out a clear message that their joint fight against the ruling CPM had the blessings of the Congress high command.

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