Sanjay Godiyal, Kolkata: West Bengal, the birthplace Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda and countless martyrs of India’s freedom struggle is witnessing a bloody struggle between the BJP and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) ahead of next year’s assembly elections.
Even though there are still a few months to go for he elections, political turmoil has started in West Bengal. The split in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is out in the open.
Mamta gets 4 shocks in 24 hours
Shuvendu Adhikari, who played a major in bringing the TMC to power right from the days of the Singur movement, has broken ties with Mamata Banerjee. A rebellion has broken out in the TMC.
Jitendra Tiwari, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) district president of Asansol and MLA from Pandeshwar, has also turned his back on Mamata Banerjee. Minority Cell general secretary Kabirul Islam has also split from the TMC. That is, in just 24 hours, Mamata Banerjee has suffered 4 shocks. It is being said that all four will increase the credibility of the BJP in West Bengal.
Shuvendu Adhikari is important cog in West Bengal politics
Shuvendu Adhikari alone is said to dominate 65 assembly seats. To understand the political influence of Shuvendu Adhikari’s family, it is necessary to look at the results of the 2016 assembly elections as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) had won 36 seats out of the 65 under the influence of the Adhikari family at that time. This was 8 seats more than in 2011. The departure of MLA Sheelabhadra from Barrackpore is also a big loss for Mamata Bannerjee. If he goes to the BJP, it may be a big blow for the TMC.
Why is TMC facing internal turmoil?
Several big leaders and ground level workers are also not happy with the TMC. By now many activists have left TMC. As the elections approach, the political turmoil in West Bengal is expected to increase.