TMC observes its founding day as Citizens Day

KOLKATA: On Wednesday, the Trinamool Congress observed its 22nd Foundation Day as a sign of protest against the amended Citizenship Law.

chief minister Mamata Banerjee , also the supreme of TMC, congratulated the workers of the party on the occasion and said that TMC is observing the day as 'Nagorik Dibas' (Citizens Day) at the stand.

We are observing the day of the foundation of @AITCofficial as 'Nagorik Dibas' (Citizens Day) at each stand of #Bangla. We are all citizens and Trinamool will continue to fight for people's rights. Jai Hind Jai Bangla.

# Trinamool22 Today @AITCofficial turns 22 years old. The journey that began on January 1, 1998 has been full of struggles, but we have been firm in our determination to fight for people. We thank Maa-Mati-Manush for his constant support. Our workers are our greatest assets, he tweeted.

The supreme of TMC had ordered last week the workers of the party to conduct several programs to mark the occasion.

TMC district leaders have organized flag raising programs and corner meetings to discuss and highlight the achievements of the party and speak out against the amended Citizenship Law, party sources said.

Banerjee, who has been at the forefront in opposition to CAA and NRC in West Bengal and throughout India, has been crossing the state, organizing protest marches and demonstrations against the new citizenship law.

The TMC was founded by Mamata Banerjee on January 1, 1998 with an aim to oust the then Left Front regime from power.

The party achieved its goal in May 2011 after forging an alliance with Congress.