Mamata Banerjee is getting more and more prickly due to the unfaltering pressure built on her by BJP’s historic invasion into her fortress, Bengal, after the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. Not being able to face the heat, Mamata has gone completely off-track. Her violent reactions to the chants of Jai Shriram which has been viral on social media prompts wide speculations on her mental state.
Rattled by her failure, the West Bengal CM in a meeting today, held with the party MPs and MLAs to review the Trinamool Congress’s performance in the Lok Sabha election, announced that Trinamool will hold a door to door campaign to ‘save Bengali culture’.
In an attempt to put a halt to BJP’s bull run into the state, Banerjee has decided to start a door-to-door campaign to tell people “how Bengal and Bengali culture are different from what is being displayed by the BJP”.
Countering BJP’s ‘Jai Shree Ram’ slogan, Banerjee, at a recent meeting, asked MLAs and senior district leaders to reach out to every household and distribute leaflets explaining Bengal’s cultural significance and how the BJP is taking efforts to destroy that.
Mamata seems to have made up her mind to go all out to ward off BJP from her state. When her efforts ranging from violent attacks on BJP Karyakarta’s to arrests of people who chant ‘Jai Shriram’ in the state did not seem to work in her favour, she has now donned the role of a ‘secular’ preacher.
While addressing a gathering on the occasion of Eid, Mamata was also seen playing the ‘communalism card’, that is, attempting to prove herself as ‘secular’ by trying to paint BJP as ‘communal’.
Moreover, following the announcement by BJP MP from Barrackpore constituency, Arjun Singh that BJP would send 10 lakh postcards with Jai Shri Ram written on them to Banerjee, the TMC unit from the same constituency rushed to post around 10,000 postcards to the PM Modi’s office with the message “Vande Mataram, Jai Hind and Jai Bangla.”