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BJP Gains Ground As Lack Of Trust Among Trinamool, Congress, CPM Leaves Bengal On The Boil

An air of suspicion, a history of mistrust and BJP's growing popularity is making Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee increasingly restless

BJP Gains Ground As Lack Of Trust Among Trinamool, Congress, CPM Leaves Bengal On The Boil
Walk Alone | Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee
BJP Gains Ground As Lack Of Trust Among Trinamool, Congress, CPM Leaves Bengal On The Boil
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2019-07-08T16:49:00+05:30

With the budget session on, it was a busy day in the West Bengal state assembly. Amidst the hubbub, signs of a thaw—CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty was cal­led to the chief minister’s chamber, and an hour-long meeting ensued. Other Left MLAs started joking about a bel­eaguered Mamata Banerjee’s new-found interest in the Opposition. Mea­nwhile, Manoj Chakraborty, a Con­gress MLA and former minister in Mamata’s cabinet during 2011-12 but her vocal critic nevertheless, entered the Left MLAs’ room. He started cautioning them, “Don’t trust her. Now that she is in deep trouble, she is app­roaching you with a begging bowl. Once she recovers, she would go for your thr­oats.” Nobody tried to counter him.

Ironically, for all the established parties in West Bengal—the ruling TMC and the Opposition Left and Congress—the rude pretender to power in West Bengal is a sworn enemy. Yet, they are unable to make common cause against the BJP. Mamata’s offer to close ranks against the BJP a few days back...

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