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Trinamool Failed To Bring Changes That Bengal’s Electorate Expected: Aparna Sen

In an interview to Outlook, actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen shares her views on some of the fast-paced developments unfolding in West Bengal's polity.

Trinamool Failed To Bring Changes That Bengal’s Electorate Expected: Aparna Sen
Trinamool Failed To Bring Changes That Bengal’s Electorate Expected: Aparna Sen
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2019-06-21T11:30:03+05:30

Actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen has been an active and vocal member of Bengal’s civil society. In an interview with Pranay Sharma, the acclaimed director shared her views on some of the fast-paced developments unfolding in the state’s polity. Excerpts:

Recent developments in Bengal show the state has been polarized on communal lines?  Are you worried?

Very worried. West Bengal, like Kerala, was one of the few states where we had practically no communal problems. The Left Front government, for all its faults, contained communal flare-ups very quickly. But after 2011, the appeasement of the minorities by TMC has divided the state along communal lines, and the opposition has been adding fuel to that fire very successfully to destabilize the state further.

To outsiders Bengal always had the image of a liberal-secular state. But does the recent polarization indicate such credentials lacked deep-roots in the society?

Perhaps....

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