Yesterday, I woke up with a kind of news that deserves a special place in the history of republic India. A famous actor Ferdous Ahmed from Bangladesh was seen campaigning for TMC’s Raiganj Lok Sabha candidate Kanhaiya Lal Agarwal in North Dinajpur district along with Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee. I don’t know whether it is a violation of model code of conduct by election commission or not like BJP leaders are shouting during their campaign, but certainly the lady has got the guts to challenge every democratic system that prevails in India.
Few months back, she got CBI team in scuffle with local police administration and that was also an unprecedented event in itself. It has never happened before. Even Narendra Modi had to face inquiry by central agencies during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujrat, but there is no such record of those officers being harassed by state police. The situation deteriorated to an extent where Supreme Court of India had to do the mediation between CBI and Mamta Banerjee. So, basically she germinated a new sort of power play in politics which should not be ignored because on a similar trend Chandrababu Naidu stopped CBI to enter his state Andhra Pradesh seeking inspiration from her. How infectious and difficult it could be?
Not more than five days ago, supreme court had to say that something terribly wrong is going on in West Bengal after some custom officials were reportedly harassed by TMC’s goons on the instructions of Mamta Banerjee because they were checking the luggage of wife of a TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee(who is also nephew of Mamta Banerjee). The supreme court has also mentioned “We cannot ignore what is going on in West Bengal. If required we can ourselves take suo motu cognizance of the events and get to the bottom of the issue”. It appears like Mamta Banerjee has setup a kind of infrastructure of impunity for herself in Bengal, but how long such a thing can last in democracy.
If we go by the media report then it is quite evident that apart from Prime Minister Modi there are very few leaders from BJP or Congress(any party which is not in alliance with Didi) who can be certain about the permissions to land their choppers in West Bengal for any public meeting. Many leaders has been denied entry through air route in Bengal. Yogi Adityanath and Rahul Gandhi are few names in that list. On top of it she has the modesty to say,”Nation is in extreme danger due to fascist powers like BJP and I will not allow them to destroy the constitution of India”. I truly salute her for the kind of confidence she displays after all the demonic acts of her in public. She has taken a vow to protect the democracy of India :-). Isn’t that funny? It is like predators in jungle are promising security to preys.
If I quote both the television and print media all together then it won’t be wrong to say that normal residents of West Bengal are even scared of casting their votes as there are serious threats to their lives if anyone of them are found voting against TMC. Such a terror cannot even be seen in Pakistan these days. All the election workers have threatened to boycott the election duties if central forces are not deployed during the elections in Bengal. Somehow, election commission has shown the much required spine to transfer all the loyalist police officers of Mamta Banerjee, to which she is again foul crying and making the baseless allegations like EC has taken such actions in order to appease Narendra Modi.
I personally feel that Mamta Banerjee should be applauded for achieving things which even left parties were not able to achieve during their prolonged governance in the state for around 30 years. They were never been able to instill that kind of fear among the common mango people. But, end of the day they are reaping what they sowed during their rule. It was communist party of India, which made the elections as bloody game in West Bengal and as a result all the political workers in the state are turning into zombies. Currently, most of the goons of TMC are having strong background of serving as party cadre of CPI before. They cannot stay without the support of ruling government and government cannot run without those goons.
I wish someday Mamta Banerjee meets the fate she deserves for ruining the spirit of democracy by calling Bangladeshi actors to lure the illegal migrants in Bengal. I wish someday she is haunted by the ghosts of all those innocent people, who were slaughtered by her goons in an effort to terrorize any remaining soul who dare to speak against her. It is my personal request to every voters of West Bengal to vote against her or anyone associated to her to set the toughest example in the history of Indian democracy, so that no such blood thirsty politician should even think of taking birth on our holy lands again. Jai Hind Jai Bharat!!
By: Nileshh Ranjan