New Delhi, Nov 26: It looks like Didi, as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is popularly known as, has camped in Delhi, these days.
In the wake of the vigorous campaign launched by the Opposition against demonetisation drive initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the West Bengal CM is more seen in the capital, then in her home turf.
Observers say Didi is using the anti-demonestisation campaign to establish her foothold in the national politics.
To woo the crowd in North India, Didi has decided to polish her Hindi. She speaks Hindi, but it is rustic.
So, the West Bengal CM has hired a Hindi tutor and even bought a Bengali-Hindi dictionary, say reports.
"I was in Delhi from 1984. First, as a parliamentarian and then as a member of the Union Cabinet. I spoke in Hindi then. But over the years, particularly after 2011, my Hindi has become rusty with lack of practice," she told The Indian Express.
Didi has also started tweeting in Hindi, rather than English.
"Pradhan mantri ji, aap har virodhi ko bhrashtachari kahte hai. Aap kya jadugar hai. Janta ki awaz suniye. Unki takleef ko samjhiye. Janta is takleef ko bhula nahi sakti. Janta ki takleef ko mazak mat samjhiye. Aap ki policy se janta ko takleef kyun hoga, rahat honi chahiye. Har state ki, pure desh ki economy tahas nahas ho rahi hai. Janta dukh mein aur aap khushi mana rahe hai
(PM, you are equating all opposition with corruption. Are you a magician? Listen to the voice of the people. Understand their discomfort. People will not be able to forget this.
Your policy shouldn't bring discomfort to people, but comfort. Every state and the country's economy has been destroyed. People are unhappy and you're celebrating)."
In the coming days, the Chief Minister is going to spend more time in North India, as she has two scheduled rallies in Lucknow and Patna against demonetisation.
And, we are definitely going to see Didi speaking in Hindi to address the Hindi audience.