Opposition leaders met in West Bengal’s Kolkata and virtually kick started the campaign for Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani, Akhilesh Yadav, Mallikarjun Kharge, Arvind Kejriwal, Chandrababu Naidu, Farooq Abdullah were among the leaders present at the rally. Also present were BJP rebel leaders Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha, and Shatrughan Sinha. TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called the rally. The rally took place at at the historic Brigade Parade ground in Kolkata.