Perhaps, the only option left now for Trinamool Supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to fulfill her aspirations of becoming Prime Minister ahead of 2024 General Elections is to find alliance with neighbouring Bihar and Jharkhand. On Thursday, Banerjee said, she will join hands with these states to oust Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from power in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
“I, Nitish Kumar, Hemant Soren and many others will come together in 2024. All opposition parties will join hands to defeat the BJP. All of us will be on one side and the BJP on the other. The BJP’s arrogance of 300 seats will be its nemesis. There will be Khela Hobe’ in 2024”, said Banerjee.
Mamata Banerjee has herself ruined her position. She may try to show that Partha Chatterjee, Anubrata mandol, and likes will not oput any dent on the vote bank of the party but fact is people in the state (barring the ‘bhakts’) are quite apprehensive of her winning. Bengalies who had elected her to power in 2011, are already cursing themselves, “khub bhul korechi aamraa Trinamool ke ene, bujhte parini je era eram korbe…” (We are really repenting for bringing Trinamool to power, honestly, we did not understand that they would play this game with us…) said, a co-passenger on auto enrouted to Behala from Rashbihari Avenue in Kolkata on the condition of anonymity.
If this was not enough then a shopkeeper in Gariahat, Kolkata said, “aamraa lal r shomai onek bhaalo chilam, Trinamool amader kono bhaalo koreni. ja ja bolechilo ekta kothao rakheni… eder shobtai mithey r opor dariye…” (We were good still during the CPI(M) era as Trinamool said a lot but did not keep a single word. They rest on lies …).
This is not alien, you talk to anybody across Bengal and they will share their plight. The problem is Banerjee has time to hold Press conferences, events, jalsa but hardly finds time anymore to reach out to the masses. This is why people are drifting apart from her.
Pity! Even after the shameful revelation that her her close confidant Partha Chatterjee had not only allegedly did money laundering but had gifted to his numerous girlfriends, spoecial being Arpita Mukherjee. Her “Keshta’ (Krishna), Anubarata Mandol too stands exposed. What does Banerjee think? People in Bengal are fool. She must remember that if people in the state could elect her to power then they can also throw her party out of power. The biggest example was Nandigram where she boasted of winning the seat against Suvendu Adhikari but had lost the elections and had to seek re polling from her jome turf Bhawanipore.
Enough to make people understand the charisma Banerjee had is gone and people are in nomood to beleive in her blind folded, the fall of Trinamool is evident… and this no “choto ghotona” (small incident), “sajano ghotona” (concocted incident).