West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee surely holds a strong place in Indian politics, but recently she has been facing backdrop after the communal riots and Gorkha protest in the state.
Mamata Banerjee is no longer her usual emotional self at rallies and public meetings says Swapan Dasgupta, BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP, and a political commentator. Talking about the recent communal riots in the sub-district of Badurai in West Bengal and the protest by Gorkhas demanding for a separate Gorkhaland that the hills are witnessing for more than a month now is shaking the confidence the leader had earlier.
Banerjee has openly announced BJP to be her biggest rival and said that she will support any party in every possible manner who is against BJP. She recently also announced the launch of ‘BJP Quit India‘ movement from Aug 9-30. According to Dasgupta, Mamata has failed to forge an opposition unity, her rivalry with BGP has forced her to team up with CPM in some quarters. She has been trying hard to unite the opposition against BJP but did not meet much success especially after the emphatic win for the BJP in the UP Assembly polls.
He further added that even her anti-Modi rhetoric, which gave her a footing in national politics, has lost some of its sting.