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TMC to organise public meeting to counter Modi's July 16 rally

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The ruling in will hold a rally to counter the one by Prime

Minister in district on July 16, party sources said.

The prime minister's public meeting is being held about a fortnight after the one by in district on June 28 when too the TMC had organised a counter rally on July 1.

"The date for the TMC rally in is not yet fixed, but it will be held either by the end of this month or in the beginning of next month," said the

The counter rally will also be held at the same venue as that by the after TMC's annual programme in the city on July 21, he said.

Modi is likely to focus on the Centre's decision to increase the minimum support price (MSP) of kharif crops, a had said on Saturday.

The saffron party has made steady inroads in various districts of and emerged as the main opposition in the state in the May panchayat elections and bypolls.

The TMC, on the other hand, under its supremo Mamata Banerjee is trying to cobble up an opposition front against the BJP government at the Centre ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 19:05 IST