Kolkata, April 30: Young CPI(M) leader Shatarup Ghosh, who is contesting against Trinamool Congress's (TMC) Ahmed Javed Khan, a minister in the Mamata Banerjee government, on Saturday (April 30) said Hitler had died in Germany on April 30.
The 25-year-old leader's indirect dig was at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has often been termed as a leader with "dictatorial" tendencies by the Opposition. The date April 30 became significant since the TMC supremo is also contesting this year's Assembly election from her seat constituency Bhabanipur. [Mamata will hope BJP repeats its 2014 performance]
Her opponents are the Congress-Left alliance's Deepa Dasmunsi, a former Union minister, and the BJP's Chandra Kumar Bose---the grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
The alliance is hopeful about Banerjee losing to Dasmunsi from the prestigious seat in South Kolkata. [Kerala, Tripura CPI(M) deny significance to Rahul-Buddhadeb rally in Kolkata]
Ghosh, who cast his vote at Dolna Day School in Kasba, had contested against Khan in the 2011 election as well. He, however, had lost by 19,889 votes. This year, former Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee campaigned for Ghosh and some other candidates in South Kolkata on April 19.