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Why anti-Mamata agitations, movements by BJP, Congress, CPM lack any strength

By Harasankar Adhikari 

Mamata Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) Supremo and the Chief Minister of West Bengal, is a leader of gossip, debate, and criticism. She is among the very few leaders in India’s political history who have had no family background in politics, and she founded a separate political party and came to power in West Bengal.
The most important question in this democracy is whether she is an exceptionally exceptional leader or a leader without merit. She has every right to secure her captive vote bank. At least, poll results showed many times her party’s victory with an absolute majority in the last three assembly polls in West Bengal.
She is the only leader who formed her own party, and she is in power after defeating the 34-year-old Left Front within a decade. The majority of the population supports her and her party in spite of anti-encumbrance measures and continuous publicity (media trail and attack by the opposition). Now her government and her party are facing threats for rampant corruption and various allegations of money laundering and so forth. But no mass agitation or movement at large is here. It indicates that all malpractices are the politics of the anti-TMC. Why is it so?
Mamata has cleverly assessed and applied political diplomacy among the people of West Bengal. She has observed and studied the mental state of the people in Bengal, especially during the 34 years of Left rule. She investigated what the people of West Bengal desired in exchange for their vote, as well as the value of their vote. People have very general allegations about why they would vote.
Is it to make the leaders rich and wealthy? Whether they have no chance to change or are what they were or would be, She also assessed that a large number of political leaders (from the grassroots to the upper houses) were deprived of the minimum advantages for a better living standard. She tactically welcomes them all and integrates them under an umbrella named TMC. As a result, her agenda or manifesto was intended for both party leaders and the general public. Her message is that if they vote for her, they will benefit.
She traps voters by offering various packages of benefits, i.e Lakshmi Bhandar, Kanyashree, Rupashree, Sabuj Sathi
Accordingly, she traps voters by offering various packages of benefits, i.e Lakshmi Bhandar, Kanyashree, Rupashree, Sabuj Sathi, and so forth, according to the age, sex, economy, social background, and race of the voters. At the same time, she has no strict restriction on her party leaders' ability to raise funds deliberately. Thus, she balances all voters and her followers, who vote for her party and who organise the party and poll, respectively.
Her party leaders from different hierarchies, even elected representatives, are under trial for corruption for the selling of school jobs, taking bribes from the beneficiaries of different schemes, the coal scam, cow smuggling, etc. But Mamata Banerjee is not treating it as an obstacle to her political future. She is on the way. She ushers in different populist schemes when the government has a loan of Rs 6 lakh crore.
Agitation and movement against her government are one-sided among some of the victims and by the BJP, Congress, and CPM, which have no power to form a mass movement. The common people of West Bengal are used to gossip in groups. But they are not interested in taking action against it. The majority of them state that they are receiving benefits from the government that they were not previously receiving, and that there is no guarantee that they will continue to receive them if they oppose it. So, it is better to be silent.
There is reason to wonder: Has she broken the spine of the Bengalees as part of her great diplomacy in politics?



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