Mamata Banerjee has rediscovered her Hindu identity in recent times, after years of minority of appeasement, in wake of the Saffron Surge in her state. In recent times, she has been working extremely hard to reassert her Hindu identity and prove herself more Hindu than the BJP.
But time to time, she has committed goof-ups which have given people much cause for laughter. On other occasions, people have been enraged when her mask dropped. For instance, there was an occasion when she had chanted the names of Hindu Gods one after the other in one of her rallies. But in the process, she ended up saying, “Vishnu Mata”.
Recently, she got off her vehicle to confront people who raised slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ as she was passing by. She claimed that she was abused. Now, in another ostensible goof-up, she appears to have changed the relationship between Shri Ram and Sita Mata. In a video that has gone viral on social media, she can be heard saying, “Ramchandra calls Sita Maiya, and then says, ‘Sita Maa, Sita Maa, there are elections in Bharata it seems’.”
Upon being asked why, Rama replies according to Mamata Didi, “Can’t you see the BJP chanting my name? In 5 years they say nothing. Elections have come so they say Ram Naam Satya Hai, Ram Naam Zindabad.” Apart from the obvious goof-up of assuming that Rama will address Sita Mata as ‘Sita Maa’, Didi appears to be ignorant of the fact that people raise chants of ‘Ram Naam Satya Hai’ during the last journey of the human body, that is, from home to the crematorium for cremation after death.
Mamata Banerjee, in recent times, has appeared extremely disgruntled, frustrated and unusually angry in public. She has been making outrageous remarks against the Prime Minister for a while now. It is perhaps the stress of elections and the very real possibility of losing her dominance over West Bengal that is possibly showing its effects.