Mamata Banerjee these days flagged off her bid for a third time period as the Chief Minister of West Bengal with a digital rally at a time when she is facing a most tangible political rival in the state, the BJP. Led by Amit Shah, the BJP has currently stepped up a multi-pronged assault on the ruling Trinamool Congress. He held a digital rally on Bengal on 14 June. But crew Mamata Banerjee has a dilemma for BJP that the social gathering has no solution to: who is BJP’s respond to to Didi, who is their main minister candidate.
At this pandemic-enforced virtual rally on a day the Trinamool marks as Martyrs’ Working day, Mamata Banerjee produced a extraordinary guarantee — that on July 21 subsequent yr, her party will hold its most significant rally at any time to rejoice its victory in Assembly polls. She labeled the BJP an outsider and termed for revenge.
“Muscle mass electrical power is being utilised all the time. Individuals are terrified to converse up. But I am not. I have fought in the facial area of guns and bullets. Don’t forget, a wounded tiger is much more harmful than a useless one particular. My ask for for my get together staff — on May 21, we will just take revenge and make certain that the BJP loses its stability deposit in the elections and that Bengal is dominated by Bengal and not outsiders,” Ms Banerjee stated.
Ms Banerjee has travelled significantly given that 2011, when she ousted the CPM regime in Bengal. Her slogan then was “badla noy, bodol chai” or “not revenge, we want adjust”. Now, there is no hesitation about trying to find revenge versus the BJP for “threatening democracy and the country’s federal construction”.
“Following time she addresses her July 21 rally, she will not be executing that as the chief minister,” BJP’s Bengal main Dilip Ghosh experienced mocked Mamata Banerjee right before the rally. Later, far more insults had been hurled. “We will give her (Mamata) authorization for the rally. But not even 21 folks will attend her July 21 rally next year. In fact, there will be no rally, only a street corner conference,” he reported.
The Trinamool-BJP acrimony is a function of the significant-stakes 2021 Assembly polls. Mamata Banerjee is determined to protect her turf. The BJP is looking for new floor and attacking her on all possible counts. Covid and cyclone aid corruption are the most recent challenges that point out Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, much too, has joined.
Not that Mamata Banerjee is supplying any quarter. Reacting to promises of deteriorating law and order situation in Bengal, she has pointed a finger at the Vikas Dubey incident in Uttar Pradesh. “Even labelling the predicament jungle raj is not very good sufficient,” she reported.
But Trinamool has a surprise ace up its sleeve and a dilemma for the BJP straight out of the motion pictures: Trinamool has Mamata. And BJP? (Mere paas gari hai, bangla hai, paisa hai. Tumhare pass kya hai? Mere pas maa hai)
“Enable the BJP say who is their substitute for Mamata Banerjee. Then we will get worried about a obstacle from that bash,” said Subrata Mukherjee, panchayat minister and Mamata’s mentor since their Congress times.
The Bengal BJP warhorse is point out chief Dilip Ghosh. But with no identify remaining formally declared as a chief ministerial applicant, chatter is unavoidable about the probables. Tongues wagged more than a image with Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, Darjeeling MP Raju Bista, Asansol MP Babul Supriyo and Raiganj MP Debasree Chowdhury in one frame soon after they satisfied Amit Shah on Monday.
If Mamata Banerjee even remotely threatened, she did not enable it slip. Wrapping up her digital rally, her rallying cry was, “Hum hain na?”