Delhi: Anna, Mamata to hold joint rally on March 12
Social activist Anna Hazare and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will hold a joint rally in New Delhi on March 12 to present some joint candidates to be fielded by them.
The list of Trinamool Congress candidates would be announced jointly by Banerjee and Hazare at 'jantantra' rally at the Ramlila ground in New Delhi on March 12, Trinamool's Rajya Sabha member Shukhendu Sekhar Roy said on Friday.
The candidates will be selected together by Banerjee and Hazare from around 300 aspirants, he said.
"The party has adopted the policy of total transparency in terms of candidates' selection with affirmation on an affidavit which seeks approval of 17-point agenda of Anna Hazare's model of responsive governance from the deserving candidates," he said.
Roy added that if the candidates fail to abide by this agenda, they will automatically get disqualified.
The support of Hazare, who has mass appeal, would provide Banerjee a platform to try her luck in the national capital amidst her ambition of becoming the prime minister.