Vastavam web: Congress president Rahul Gandhi extended his support to Mamata Banerjee on Friday for her “show of unity” in Kolkata on January 19 and hoped that it would send a powerful message of a united India. Gandhi is likely to skip Mamata’s rally and the Congress has deputed its leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, to represent the Grand Old Party at the event. In a letter to Banerjee, the Congress chief commended the “great people” of Bengal, who had “historically been at the forefront of defending our ideals”.
“I extend my support to Mamata Di on this show of unity and hope that we send a powerful message of a united India together,” Gandhi wrote in the letter. In his letter to Banerjee as well as in the post on the social media platform, Gandhi said there were powerful forces that were fanned by the anger and disappointment of millions of Indians, who had seen through the “false promises and lies peddled by the Modi government”.
“These forces are moved by the hope of a new tomorrow; a tomorrow filled with the idea of an India in which the voice of every man, woman and child will be heard and respected no matter what their religion, economic status or region is,” he said.