Mamata Banerjee dared the BJP to touch “a single person living in Bengal” in her anti-NRC rally on Thursday. TMC had been building momentum through smaller rallies organised in different districts to oppose the NRC.
The parties have yet to strike any formal deal – such an attempt failed ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections – but their leaders have been making it a point over the past couple of weeks to be seen together and to speak in one voice across multiple platforms.
“Congress and CPI(M) [Communist Party of India (Marxist)] won’t break the nation. But I fear they (BJP) may change the Constitution. We should all come together to save Bengal,” Banerjee said in the Assembly in her first such statement since the Lok Sabha polls.