Bengal’s politics of violence reached the national capital on Tuesday as Students Federation of India(SFI) activists manhandled State Finance Minster Amit Mitra outside the Planning Commission raising slogans against the Mamata Banerjee. The SFI protest was against the death of a SFI cadre,Sudipto Gupta, in police custody . Angry Mamata Banerjee expressed her shock and her worry about how even she could have suffered.She also termed the protesters as hooligans and reminded she could bring 10 lakh people to Delhi who are behind her !! Angry didi blamed the protesters of willingly stopping Bengal from growing and cancelled her pre-scheduled meeting with the PM !!
Meanwhile, TMC and the Left workers had their share of arm twisting with eachother in Bengal till their respective leaders asked them to calm down. TMC has declared a protest march wearing black bands on the streets condemning attack on their leaders.
BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, yesterday,asked partymen not to be apologetic for the Ayodhya movement and instead take pride in it.It is a well known fact that BJP got a great political exposure only after the unfortunate Babri Masjid demolition and they got to power and formed a government at the Centre because of the issue and even lost it when they did not fulfill their commitment of constructing a Ram Temple on the disputed land of Ayodhya after coming to power. Riots allover India and neighbouring countries broke out taking hundreds and thousands of lives of hindus and muslims, thereafter.Followed was a series of bomb blasts in 1993 in Mumbai in retaliation to the Mosque demolition. Yet Advani ji takes pride on the movement !! Great !!
Well,should his partymen also be proud of his statement made on Jinnah that he was secular, while, on his visit to Pakistan ? The statement had created buzz all around and had left him speechless in front of the national media and his party. 😉
If Congress sources are to be believed, Dr Manmohan Singh may become the party’s choice for the prime minister’s post for a possible third term if Rahul Gandhi continues to insist on staying behind and strengthening the party rather than opting as the face for UPA Prime Ministerial Candidate for 2014 General Elections !
Well, sounds like a fairy tale.As if Rahul Gandhi does not know that if, at all, UPA gets a third chance to serve the nation, it would surely be his last opportunity to take the driving seat and probably make things happen for Congress. In the opposition,the Cold War between Bihar’s CM, Nitish Kumar, and Gujarat’s CM, Narendra Modi, may take a bigger shape if Modi is selected as the prime ministerial candidate for NDA.