Abhirup Bhunia writes an electrifying piece, “Didi, The Eccentric, Paranoid, Conspiracy Theorist” in Youth Ki Awaaz
Having conquered the erstwhile Marxist citadel riding on heavy anti-incumbency, she has since tended to put an attitude of indomitability. But deep within lie a sense of insecurity and a fear that she might be unseated. She fears tough questions. She doesn’t like her shortcomings being pointed out to her. Critics unsettle her.
All the same, she has an even worse propensity to fly her own kite and go on about how it is her 1 year at the helm that saw the best of Bengal.
Typically, politics is dirty, and much so in India. It is about mudslinging, arguments and counter arguments. But Mamata can be solely charged with disfiguring the rhetoric. Her tirade against CPM and anything distantly CPM like is ugly, fearsome. Not since independence has Bengal seen a more overbearing…
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