Saturday, January 23, 2021

The politics of violence rampant in West Bengal

By Prof. Vivek Singh

West Bengal, known for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, is today known for violent politics and political killings. The election of Bengal Legislative Assembly to be held in 2021 is very important. As to the 2011 census, West Bengal had 27% Muslim population, which has now increased to more than 30% due to the policy of appeasement.

Some districts of Bengal such as Murshidabad, Malda, Uttar Dinajpur have Muslim population close to 70%. About 100 seats out of 294 are dominated by Muslim voters. Mamata Banerjee is playing appeasement politics.

The prediction of Prashant Kishore, adviser to Mamta Banerjee, has come out on Twitter. Prashant Kishore claims that the Bharatiya Janata Party will not be able to cross the double digit mark. However, Prashant Kishore’s claim proves wrong in most of the cases. Prashant Kishore and Mamata Banerjee’s party Trinamool Congress are taking the help of astrology and Pandits nowadays.

The Left has no place in the West Bengal assembly elections today. The presence or absence of leftists from the election point of view does not affect the political mathematics of Bengal. It is well known that the Left believes more in violence than in democracy.

Amit Shah and JP Nadda have made a dent in Mamta Banerjee’s traditional vote bank. There is a state of dissatisfaction in Trinamool Congress because of Prashant Kishore. The same situation was there when Prashant Kishore was with Janata Dal United, which today is prevalent among Trinamool Congress leaders because of Prashant Kishore. Many Trinamool Congress leaders are leaving the party. Prashant is repeating the mistake of thinking himself as Chanakya. This is not only tarnishing his image but also dividing the party.

After the Emergency, the Left Front government was in West Bengal from 1977 to 2011. For the 34 years, the Left has been in power in West Bengal. In the y.2011 West Bengal Assembly elections, Mamata Banerjee kept the Left out of power in a setback and continued to register victories in the 2011 and 2016 assembly elections.

Mamta Banerjee, who advocates Maa, Maati, Manush, all three are not safe today in the state of West Bengal today. There is mass anger against the government. In the election programs of Bengal, the attack on JP Nadda’s convoy, leaving the party by Shubhendu Adhikari, the violent politics of Bengal are exposing administration of Mamata Banerjee.

As long as the Chief Minister acts as a servant for the state, improvement in the situation and condition of the state is certain. But if a Chief Minister considers the state as his property, then his/her political fall is sure.

Who will be sworn as Chief minister of West Bengal, who will be ousted from power, it is hidden in the womb of 2021. Will Mamata Banerjee’s 10-year rule come to an end or will Mamata Banerjee become the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third time? Nobody knows this, but the way in which furore is in the camp of Mamata Banerjee , it cannot be considered a good sign for Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress.

(Author is a famous columnist and thinker, Political, Social and Economic Analyst. The views expressed are personal opinion of the author. He can be reached at viveksinghmumbai@gmail.com)

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