Mamata Banerjee’s defence strategy – Playing Victim

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    Sep 22, 2012
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    Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal is spending sleepless nights. In an address to almost over 40,000 party workers in the State, she said – “Ours is a poor party… The media is making a thief out of us. Sarada’r taka ke niyechhe… Ke chor (Who has taken Saradha’s money, who is the thief)?”

    According to a report in the Bengali newspaper – Dainik Statesman – Manas Ghosh writes that Mamata has reasons to be worried. On one hand are the large sums of money paid to buy her paintings by Saradha Chief Sudipto Sen and his partner Gautam Kundu. Equally disturbing is the fact that much before this ‘buying of painting’ episode took place, as Rail Minister she had obliged Sen by giving special privileges to Saradha Tours and Travels from IRCTC.

    Recent blasts in Burdwan have also revealed some illicit network between her party colleagues and terror operators from across the border. NIA probe could peel off the mask and surely it might be a scary thought for the West Bengal CM. The repeated oversights of glaring evidences and high-handed nature of the probe by State police may not be accidental, as is being inferred by the NIA authorities. Mamata is also the Minister of Home affairs. Efforts to make some erratic arrests and try closure of the probe by police may prove to be a costly affair.

    Ghosh alleges that Mamata was aware of the illicit link between JMB (Jamaat-ul- Mujahideen Bangladesh) and SIMI operatives behind the blast. That is why the people in the State are curious why the State police tried to cover the Burdwan blast as bursting of gas cylinders. He further states that it was under her instruction that the State police tried to remove bag full of evidences from the site, before the NIA managed to reach there.

    Moreover, earlier money trails of Saradha Chit Fund scam were found reaching the JMB in Bangladesh. Saswat Panigrahi wrote –

    “Sudipto Sen-led chit fund company Saradha Group has funded Islamists in Bangladesh. Rooted through Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ahmad Hassan Imran, a lion share of the chit fund money reached Bangladesh-based terror outfit Jamaat-e-Islami. Leading Bengali daily Anandabazar Patrika in a report titled ‘Jamaatera Santraso Saradhar Taka’ (Saradha’s money in Jamaat’s terror) said a huge amount of chit fund money had reached Jamaat-e-Islami and its front organisations in between 2012 and 2013 — channeled through TMC MP Ahmad Hassan Imran — to trigger anarchy in Bangladesh.”

    Interestingly, Ahmad Hassan Imran, the editor of the Kolkata-based Bengali daily ‘Dainik Kolom’, was representing West Bengal in Rajya Sabha from a TMC ticket. His was a frontline activist of SIMI during his students’ days at Aligarh Muslim University. In the early eighties, while serving as the president of SIMI, was simultaneously serving as the Amir-e-Halka (chief) of Jamaat-e-Islami in eastern India. Hassan also had links with Jamaat leaders Delwar Hossain Sayeedi and Mir Kasen Ali, who were convicted for War Crimes in Bangladesh. The present Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami is considered to be close to Imran. Reports suggest that Imran had also been working as the Indian councillor of Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah.

    With such leaders as her party colleagues and increasing possibility of money trails leading to her doorsteps, she probably would try to sue the final weapon in her war chest – whipping up the communal frenzy in Bengal. Ironically it was Bengal who had defeated British tactics of communally dividing the large province on lines of religion and Rabindranath Tagore had led a movement to use the festival of Raksha Bandhan as a political statement. Today, while Mamata’s TMC uses Tagore as her party’s inspiration, she may use the age-old political game to protect herself. Whether she will win is a different question altogether.

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  3. Eesh

    Eesh Regular Member

    Sep 9, 2013
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    See comments of bittertruth. Agree with that.
  4. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Just post it, for everyone's convenience:

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