Mamata Banerjee at this time flagged off her bid for a 3rd time period because the Chief Minister of West Bengal with a digital rally at a time when she is going through a most tangible political rival within the state, the BJP. Led by Amit Shah, the BJP has already stepped up a multi-pronged assault on the ruling Trinamool Congress. He held a digital rally on Bengal on 14 June. However workforce Mamata Banerjee has a query for BJP that the occasion has no reply to: who’s BJP’s reply to Didi, who’s their chief minister candidate.
At this pandemic-enforced digital rally on a date the Trinamool marks as Martyrs’ Day, Mamata Banerjee made a dramatic promise — that on July 21 subsequent yr, her occasion will maintain its greatest rally ever to have a good time its victory in Meeting polls. She labeled the BJP an outsider and referred to as for revenge.
“Muscle energy is getting used on a regular basis. Individuals are scared to talk up. However I’m not. I’ve fought within the face of weapons and bullets. Keep in mind, a wounded tiger is extra harmful than a lifeless one. My request for my occasion employees — on Could 21, we are going to take revenge and make sure that the BJP loses its safety deposit within the elections and that Bengal is dominated by Bengal and never outsiders,” Ms Banerjee mentioned.
Ms Banerjee has travelled far since 2011, when she ousted the CPM regime in Bengal. Her slogan then was “badla noy, bodol chai” or “not revenge, we would like change”. Now, there isn’t a hesitation about in search of revenge in opposition to the BJP for “threatening democracy and the nation’s federal construction”.
“Subsequent time she addresses her July 21 rally, she is not going to be doing that because the chief minister,” BJP’s Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh had mocked Mamata Banerjee earlier than the rally. Later, extra insults had been hurled. “We are going to give her (Mamata) permission for the rally. However not even 21 individuals will attend her July 21 rally subsequent yr. In actual fact, there shall be no rally, solely a road nook assembly,” he mentioned.
The Trinamool-BJP acrimony is a perform of the high-stakes 2021 Meeting polls. Mamata Banerjee is set to defend her turf. The BJP is in search of new floor and attacking her on all potential counts. Covid and cyclone aid corruption are the newest points that state Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, too, has joined.
Not that Mamata Banerjee is giving any quarter. Reacting to claims of deteriorating regulation and order state of affairs in Bengal, she has pointed a finger on the Vikas Dubey incident in Uttar Pradesh. “Even labelling the state of affairs jungle raj shouldn’t be adequate,” she mentioned.
However Trinamool has a shock ace up its sleeve and a query for the BJP straight out of the films: Trinamool has Mamata. And BJP? (Mere paas gari hai, bangla hai, paisa hai. Tumhare go kya hai? Mere pas maa hai)
“Let the BJP say who’s their substitute for Mamata Banerjee. Then we are going to fear a couple of problem from that occasion,” mentioned Subrata Mukherjee, panchayat minister and Mamata’s mentor since their Congress days.
The Bengal BJP warhorse is state chief Dilip Ghosh. However with no title being formally declared as a chief ministerial candidate, chatter is inevitable concerning the probables. Tongues wagged over a photograph with Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, Darjeeling MP Raju Bista, Asansol MP Babul Supriyo and Raiganj MP Debasree Chowdhury in a single body after they met Amit Shah on Monday.
If Mamata Banerjee even remotely threatened, she didn’t let it slip. Wrapping up her digital rally, her rallying cry was, “Hum hain na?”