‘Bangla nijer meyekei chay’: Trinamool launches slogan with Didi as CM face | Kolkata News

KOLKATA/NAGRAKATA: Trinamool Congress on Saturday launched the slogan — “Bangla nijer meyekei chay (Bengal wants its own daughter)” — projecting Mamata Banerjee as chief minister for the third time. Party MP Abhishek Banerjee introduced the same slogan at Nagrakata in north Bengal to evoke Bengal’s sentiments for its daughter.
Abhishek added a catchline to it, “bahiragatader dao biday (bid farewell to outsiders)”, to add punch to the TMC slogan that “encapsulates Bengal, its natural love for the daughter and a household touch to the chief ministerial candidate when Bengal BJP fumbles to announce a name for the CM”.
At Trinamool Bhavan, party senior Subrata Mukherjee said: “We don’t have any problem in naming our CM candidate when opposition parties struggle to find a suitable face. Her name is Mamata. The daughter of Bengal will lead the battle to protect Bengal and its culture.”
Addressing a gathering at the European Club Grounds at Nagrakata, Abhishek said: “Mamata Banerjee is the country’s only CM against whom the Prime Minister, the Union home minister, the defence minister and a host of Union ministers have come together to uproot her from Bengal. Will you allow this?”
Mamata, since her debut in parliamentary politics in 1984 when she defeated CPM stalwart Somnath Chatterjee from Jadavpur, has always projected her as the girl next door dressed in an ordinary attire but uncompromising in her resolve. Abhishek tried to make use of the image. “Do you want Bengal’s daughter to surrender to Delhi?” the TMC leader said, taking a jab at “outsiders” frequenting the state during elections to wrest Bengal.
Abhishek then reminded the gathering the status of women in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh. “Those who look down upon women, insult them, allowed gang rapes in Unnao, Hathras and Balarampur have come to you for votes,” he said. “I don’t know which party you are going to vote for. But I promise you that Trinamool will serve you for the next five years after it assumes office,” the TMC MP said at Nagrakata, where Dalits and Adivasis went with BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Trinamool leaders will take the slogan across the state and launch it at district headquarters on International Language Day (Bhasha Diwas) on February 21. “They call us Bangladeshis when we raise ‘Jai Bangla’ slogan. But why do they then refer to Sonar Bangla?” Abhishek said, hinting that both slogans have a pan-Bengal connect.
The ‘Jai Bangla’ slogan was raised during the Bangladesh Liberation War by freedom fighters while Tagore’s “Amar sonar Bangla ami tomay bhalobashi” is the national anthem of Bangladesh.

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