WB Assembly polls: Mamata may taste victory, but with a pinch of salt

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Mamata may emerge victorious in these elections too, but there are too many fallacies on her part that have started disturbing the public.

She has been true to her poll agenda, but at what cost? No, we cannot blame her entirely, but her mistakes cannot be ignored too.

Mamata Banerjee

Flyover collapse and the comments that followed

The recent tragedy of Jorashanko flyover collapse, claiming 26 lives proves to be a black day in the history of West Bengal. In fact, the ripples of the tragedy is far resounding than it seems to the naked eyes. Followed by CM Mamata Banerjee's claims that the building was contracted to IVRCL by the communist government and that it had failed to submit the plan with the present government is not being taken sportingly in many quarters.

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The question that now arises is why was the project continued, if the design was approved by the present government? If the government had found fault with the design, it should have taken action against the construction company. Was any background check conducted on the construction company that was already blacklisted by the CBI for malificous activities? Who would answer these questions, if not the CM!

The affect of this, however, may be restricted to Kolkata alone unless the opposition banks upon the question of why the flyover collapse happened, successfully. It has been seen in the past that what happensin Kolkata stays there and does not resonate outside.

Narada case and an apology

Stung by the media bee, the TMC just recovered from the Sharada shocker when it was hit by the Narada scam. Narada News, on March 13 and 14, saw 13 Trinamool leaders accepting cash from members of a fictitious company.
While TMC survived the Saradha scam, where TMC honchos like Madan Mitra and Mukul Roy had to face the heat. While Mitra was arrested, Mukul Roy distanced himself from the party.

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TMC had started showing cracks as Banerjee's nephew Abhishek became the party's number two, replacing the once powerful General Secretary Mukul Roy. In fact, Roy was stripped of the position of TMC all India general secretary as well as from the post of party's leader in the Rajya Sabha.

Nevertheless, TMC may still win, given the landscaping it has done in West Bengal....including the administrative ones. But it needs to be more careful with words, especially when the public is accepting it despite its fallacies.

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