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Oct 15, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
A good analysis of why Sourav Ganguly lost the post of BCCI President Summarily he is very political without entering politics, he milks association with top leaders without giving them anything in return. At some point the plug had to be pulled Unlike his predecessors, Gavaskar, Kapil, contemporaries, Tendulkar, Dravid etc he never said no to politics. In 2014 Modi offered him the position of sports minister but he didn’t accept it. His target was always the chief minister of Bengal but he won’t work for it.
Oct 13, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Arkoprabha says that Sudip Banarjee is close to central BJP. So someone close to him has been made North Kolkata Dist Pres of BJP so that he can contest the North Kolkata LS. Suicidal if true. He is cheat fund jail bird and won’t win anything sans Tolamul infrastructure! Sajal Ghosh would be a much better candidate. He has a presence in opposition to Begum and even in opposition to her. If I am not wrong his relation with Sudip Banarjee is very bad and he was denied opportunity in Tolamul because of Sudip.
Oct 13, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
LoP Suvendu: The narrative of deep sea port at Tajpur is complete fraud & meant to shore up TMC’s prospects in 2024 LS অশ্বডিম্ব facebook.com/SuvenduWB/vide… But then why is Adani playing along? If Adani is playing along, so is Modi. Hope Suvendu knows what he is dealing with here Suvendu: I know the area like the palm of my hands. You need minimum 5000 acre of land to build warehouse, rail roads and highways. WB Govt has 1000 acre 4-5 km away from the sea. How will the gap be connected? The land there is private agricultural land.
Oct 12, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Sourav Ganguly became BCCI President through an alliance with BJP. He served in his position for one full term. BJP has power in BCCI. It has now withdrawn its support and has blessed another former cricketer with it. What’s the big deal here?Why is Bengali identity being evoked? Bengali identity can’t be about ensuring rise of individuals. Those invoking Bengali identity remain silent when Bengalis are repeatedly attacked on a religious basis for no crime of theirs.
Oct 12, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
CAA passed in Parliament in December 2019. There were massive violent attacks on public property and Hindu homes were burnt in WB. Tolamul started massive rallies protesting CAA. It took BJP at least 10 days to launch a counter rally. BJP had 19 LS MPs in WB then. Contrast: Fast forward to Durga Puja, October 2021. BJP had suffered a massive defeat only few months back and a humongous post poll violence right after. LoP Suvendu responded right after a murderous pogrom broke against Hindus in BD, BJP took to streets in a couple of days
Aug 24, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Innovative scam by Tolamul. In Bolpur 7 toll plazas set up with make believe licenses from Municipality, CCTVs, computers, which collected toll from all vehicles at a predetermined rate. But the collection never went to Municipality, it went to Nasir Sheikh close to Anubrata. Similar toll plazas set up in the name of Zila Parishad&Panchayats outside Bolpur,at the entrance 2 Birbhum from Bardhaman.They had electric meters too.The income would be in lakhs every day. Exposed by TV9 in an excellent piece of journalism. Locals won’t speak up, finally 1 did
Aug 24, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Has anyone noticed how incompetent Bhaipo is? He was parachuted into power within a few months of Begum winning. He was not involved in any form of politics earlier. Going national has been his project abetted by IPAC. That has come croppers despite abundance of time+money. Bhaipo has not got power through struggle in opposition. He moves surrounded by a police force of 2000-3000 in a convoy with police and escort cars, with roads cleared during his travel. He knows how to win through lumpens + police. He doesn’t have access to those outside Bengal.
Aug 24, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Suvendu had called for a unity among all opposition parties in WB, basically BJP, LF, Congress, to liberate Bengal from Tolamul. Today Sukanta echoes that This unity is the order of the day. Let Delhi politics follow its own course, let Bengal look after its own interests. Sincerely hope that some right-minded leaders of LF+Cong would respond, and ground level workers would do so en masse. LF workers had switched to BJP earlier, LF voters had done so too. Why can’t it happen again? A fragmented opposition would only ensure continuance of Tolamul.
Aug 22, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
We were the first to document the ethnic abuse on SM against Bengalis and South Indians in BJP-RSS ecosystem. 2017. The abuse was far more rampant then and far less objected to. One can look up our articles on our blog site. But verbal abuse obviously hurts much less than what physical abuse does. This is exactly what Tolamul is doing. The victims are overwhelmingly Bengali that too in the only state they can call their homeland.
Aug 22, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
A car of Suvendu Adhikari's convoy met with an accident at Marishda of Purba Medinipur. This isn’t a rerun, but happened today. 3rd time in less than 3 months now. Any other state this would be a scandal of massive proportion. anandabazar.com/west-bengal/mi… LoP’s security isn’t a personal issue, its a legitimate political issue. What is mysterious is he himself isn’t making an issue of this. There is something here we don’t understand.
Aug 21, 2022 13 tweets 3 min read
History of freedom struggle from British provides a good template to understand the current Indian state because the current is a continuation of the British Indian state. A thread on an episode therein which has not been commented upon much: Subhas Chandra Bose defeated Gandhi’s proxy and won Congress Presidency in 1939. Right after the Gandhi wing (Nehru, Patel, Rajagopalachari, Kripalni and the rest of the Cong Working Committee started non cooperation with him. This part is probably well-known.
Aug 10, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Public opinion in Bengal has turned against Begum, at the moment, though I hope the turn is irrevocable. Evidence: Begum’s trusted institutions are retreating: 1) Religious institutions like Ramkrishna Mission 2) Establishment doctors 1) One of Begum’s trusted MLA-doctor described her as Ma Sarada reincarnate. Ramakrishna Mission initially remained silent, but after LoP called for a response as Swami Vivekananda had entrusted them 2 protect Thakur’s legacy, they sternly rebuked the MLA, & indirectly Begum
Aug 9, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Siddartha Shankar Ray’s speech on Jyoti Basu. Both were close friends. Jyoti Basu was in financial trouble early on. Ray informed this to CM Dr. B. C. Roy, who immediately designated him as LoP so that he could draw LoP’s salary. Current WB CM sends police to LoP’s home ! For the records, I don’t like any of the three. Both Dr. Roy & Jyoti Basu were morally corrupt. On S S Roy, the less said the better, for the uninitiated, read how he persecuted everyone he suspected as Naxal & their families. Video of S S Roy’s speech
Aug 8, 2022 10 tweets 2 min read
Don’t believe Begum had any deal with Modi-Shah 2 get VS 21.2 convincing evidences: 1) she lost her own seat, even more, to her former junior, who even then had the potential 2 become the alternative face 2) Modi virtually became the face of WB BJP, Modi-Shah did daily passengeri 1) As Nandigram campaign progressed, Begum was calling various BJP members so that they sabotage BJP’s campaign in Nandigram, she admitted that the leaked audio of the call to Proloy Pal was genuine.
Aug 8, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
To most of the anti Mamata crowd, LS election is less important than VS election because they want the Begum Govt out. LS election is a stepping stone to VS election. If BJP does well in LS in WB it will have a base to launch the final assault on Tolamul. I can see why this crowd will be fertile ground for the conspiracy theory that Begum has promised hefty LS seats to Modi in exchange of his promise to surrender VS. The anti Mamata crowd doesn’t necessarily trust Modi (mostly they don’t) & they believe WB VS isn’t imp 4 him,
Aug 8, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
A PIL was filed on huge increase in property of 19 Tolamul leaders & ministers between 2011-2016.HC orders ED enquiry into their wealth. The list includes Firhad, Biman (Speaker), Arup Ray, Moloy Ghatak, Jyotirmoy Mallik, Rajib Banarjee, Sabyasachi, Arjun Singh, Sovan Chatterjee
Aug 8, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
Strange conspiracy theories floating around even among BJP sympathizers. Modi has struck a deal with Begum by which Begum would surrender a large number of LS seats & Begum would be given VS in return. I find this absurd. First politicians do not think or work for elections that are not the next one, because democratic politics is never long term and no one can predict politics even 3 months ahead.
Jun 6, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Truism: Responsibility of any unacceptable conduct lies primarily with the perpetrator, not the abettor.
So Mamata is responsible 4 the post poll pogrom in WB & Modi for dumping a citizen of the country he is PM of to the wolves. Those blaming others are mere hangers on of power. So contrary to the IPAC planted individuals with Hindu Bengali persona camouflage, I don’t hold BJP as the primary responsible party for the post poll violence though central BJP abdicated its duty.
Jun 6, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
A chilling model for India presented by Modi-coterie: the individual has no right to life, liberty and livelihood. Everything can be taken away to protect a “collective”. firstpost.com/opinion/nupur-… Advantage of this formulation: 1 can define the collective however he wants: The collective can eg be the business interests of Ambani & Adani. In this case, this is what the coterie means. What this stooge is telling us, any of us can be thrown to the wolves to protect such “collectives” & then Modi may graciously protect us & we need 2 be grateful 4 it
Jun 4, 2022 13 tweets 3 min read
Sanghi Jis do a lot of rumor mongering against Suvendu. One being that the former leftists of Jangalmahal didn’t vote for BJP in VS 21 because Suvendu joined. I have a hard time believing this because of the following. First Suvendu was neither the CM candidate nor would he have been CM if BJP won VS 21. Dilu had a much bigger likelihood of becoming CM. He was the BJP Pres. He himself went around suggesting he would become CM if BJP won. His LS seat was in Jangalmahal.
May 20, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
I am ideologically opposed to medical interventions in human bodies without medical needs. I apply the same yardstick to animals. I have accordingly not neutered my dog. He has developed his male persona which is what nature mandates. My vets have agreed with my decision. When I got a dog, I found that in US it is a norm to neuter dogs, even as pups. It’s considered responsible dog parenting. If one doesn’t, he has to explain. Inversion of morality. I didn’t comply because dogs can’t consent to such invasion.