After announcing the suspension of her rallies in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went ahead and held a massive rally in Dakshin Dinajpur. As the liberal media gave Mamata a free pass for holding a huge rally amidst an unprecedented second wave of the Wuhan coronavirus, Mamata Banerjee referred to the country’s Prime Minister and Home Minister as “goons”.
Ever since the rise of the BJP in West Bengal, a rattled Mamata Banerjee, seemingly unaware of her post as the Chief Minister of West Bengal, has resorted to the language which is unbecoming of a state CM.
While addressing a huge rally in Dakshin Dinajpur, in her desperate bid to attack PM Modi and HM Amit Shah, Mamata crossed all lines of decency as she referred to them as “two goons of Delhi”.
The embattled Chief Minister said, “I am not a player, but I know how to play. I was the best player in the Lok Sabha earlier. We cannot surrender our Bengal to two goons of Delhi.”
Such poor choice of words from a state CM for the country’s Prime and Home Ministers is highly condemnable as in her zeal to attack the saffron party, she is practising politics of the lowest order.
Earlier this month, Mamata sent out an SOS letter to opposition party leaders where she pleaded to help her and the Trinamool Congress against the BJP wave which threatens to sweep away Mamata’s political career.
In the letter, Mamata claimed that the BJP wanted to establish a “one-party authoritarian rule” in India while reducing the state governments to “mere municipalities”. She urged the 14 opposition leaders to come together post the Assembly elections in a bid to counter the rampant BJP.
Keeping scant regard for the underlying irony, Mamata in her three-page letter expressed concern about the “series of assaults” by the BJP and the Union government on “democracy and Constitutional Federalism”.
She continued her rant as she then proceeded to out seven instances of the Centre trying to upstage the state government’s power – from Governor’s vindictive use of agencies such as the CBI and the ED, and withholding transfer of funds to the state governments – she ranted about almost everything under the sun.
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The West Bengal CM wrote, “There is a clear pattern and purpose behind all these developments. The BJP wants to make it impossible for non-BJP parties to exercise their constitutional rights and freedoms. It wants to dilute the powers of the State governments and downgrade them to mere municipalities. It wants to establish a one-party authoritarian rule in India.”
Highlighting the urgent need for a “united and effective” struggle, she concluded her letter by urging all the parties to come together to draft a plan of action to take on the BJP.
As Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress prepare to sit on the Opposition benches in West Bengal, the race to become the de-facto leader against the BJP will gather pace post-May 2.