Disclosing this at a media meet here, Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee said Banerjee, who is also the party supremo, would take part in the protest rally to be taken out by the party from Moulali to Gandhi statue on Mayo Road.

Calling the acquisition "draconian" and "kala ordinance" (black ordinance), Chatterjee asserted "We will protest against it. Our party chairperson will participate in the mega rally in Kolkata against the ordinance. Similar rallies will be held in every district of Bengal," he cited.

Chatterjee, also the state education minister, said the protesters would wear black badges and cover their mouth with a black cloth.

Calling upon the people of Kolkata to participate in the rally, he recalled that the party had carried out movements against land acquisition in the past too.

The Trinamool had led a farmers' protest in Nandigram in East Midnapore district and Hooghly district's Singur in protest against the then Left Front government's bid to acquire farmland for industries between 2006 and 2008.

Its popularity graph went up after the protests and it came to power in the state in 2011.

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