Elections in West Bengal have been marred with violence for aeons and the 2019 Lok Sabha Election is no different. Rampant rigging has been reported from West Bengal with TMC leaders accompanying voters in the voting booth. Massive violence was also reported from Asansol, West Bengal where BJP MP candidate Babul Supriyo’s car was vandalised and BJP workers attacked. When TMC leader and candidate from Asansol, Moon Moon Sen was asked about the violence, however, she said she was unaware of the situation because she got her bed tea late.
— NDTV (@ndtv) April 29, 2019
Moon Moon Sen, the TMC leader and candidate from Asansol said ‘All I know is I have to travel to Kulti, and they gave me my bed tea very late so I woke up very late, aar ki bolbo (what else do I say)”.
Displaying shocking nonchalance and insensitivity, Moon Moon Sen appeared to say that because she was served her bed-tea late, she woke up late and hence, is not aware of the election violence that has been unleashed by TMC goons in her own constituency.
When asked about repeated violence in the state, shielding TMC, Moon Moon Sen again obfuscated and said that the reporter was too young to have seen the violence during the Communist regime and what was unleashed on Congress (Congress and TMC workers, one would assume).
She also added that the violence is “all over India” and “not just in Bengal”. She also said that TMC has already won this seat when asked whether the violence was being unleashed by TMC goons because Mamata Banerjee is trying to hold on to the power she has.
In fact, when the reporter asked Moon Moon Sen whether she has visited the victims of the riots that have marred Asansol, she said she hasn’t because she has been “extremely busy” and the reporter has no idea how many meetings and rally she has held and that she has only been campaigning for Trinamool (TMC) and herself.