Post Mortem

Forward in the developmental path

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 5/30/2019 11:45:04 AM IST

 The mega event of Prime Minister’s oath ceremony gets under way on Thursday and the fact that as many as 8,000 guests having been invited makes the event great and unique. When the nation rejoices at this moment of swearing in ceremony, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to stay away taking the sheen off the event a little bit. Mamata has her own reasons to be away from the oath ceremony. She cites the reasons for opting out of the grand event being the unpleasant and unexpected developments in which the BJP invited family members of its cadre who were allegedly victims of TMC political violence in West Bengal. 

In another unexpected development, TMC MLA Monirul Islam joined the saffron fold, making him the third legislator to desert the ruling party in West Bengal after the BJP gained significantly in the Lok Sabha polls in the state. Sadly, the BJP and TMC are engaged in bitter war of words throughout the seven-phase campaigning in the state. Mamata said, “In the last one hour, I am seeing media reports that the BJP is claiming 54 people have been murdered in political violence in Bengal. This is completely untrue. There have been no political murders in Bengal. There is no record with us. Sorry, this has compelled me not to attend the ceremony.”

In the ultimate analysis, it can be inferred that Mamata cannot make it into the event of swearing in ceremony as her party’s relationship with the BJP has worsened beyond redemption. It seems that BJP and TMC enmity has reached a crescendo with Mamata’s decision to stay away from attending the ceremony. If the two parties do not bury the hatchet, further spilling of blood will be there in West Bengal. In the interest of the people of West Bengal, both the parties should stop fighting. Let peace prevail in the state so that the state can march forward in the developmental path.

T K Nandanan, Kochi

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