Mamata Banerjee: I see before me a sea of humanity. We have been trying to assess the crowd count, but nobody can say with any certainty. Some said it's 20 lakh, some said 30 lakh. Forty, 50, 60 lakh people have probably come here today. I cannot say for sure. This crowd has broken all records in the history of rallies in Calcutta. Next year's July 21, to be celebrated at the Brigade Parade Ground to commemorate our victory, will shatter this record too.
Derek O'Brien, Trinamul spokesperson, tweeted: Massive rally. Bugle blown by @MamataOfficial for 2016. Even though 10 lakh people attended, kudos #KolkataTrafficPolice.