Trinamool's exercises in futility : sit-in against 'Note-Bandi'
By Our Correspondent
Agartala, Jan 10, 2017 : Having failed comprehensively in provoking people to resort to protest against demonetisaton even in her pocket borough in Calcutta and West Bengal with her ballistic stand, 'Didi' Mamata yesterday tried to instigate big businessmen in a meeting with chambers of commerce in Calcutta to toe her line, questioning at the same time their silence on the issue.
As part of 'Didi's 'Jihadi' programme, her fast eroding party unit in Tripura is staging a sit-in at Old RMS Cowmuhuni at Agartala against the demonetisation and its evil effects. This is at a time when the effects-evil or well-of 'note bandi' has not only ceased to exist in the state but people are generally quite happy about it. Rajiv Banerjee , West Bengal's minister for water resource development, will arrive here to address the sit-in and sprinkle gems and pearls of 'Didi's wisdom on the momentous demonetisation . While the problems stemming from demonetisation have virtually ended across the country, 'Didi's woes continue as her close associates and party MPs Sudip Banerjee and Tapas Paul languish in CBI custody in connection with Rose Valley ponzy scam.
'Didi' had accepted with equanimity the arrest and confinement of Madan Mitra for three years but became ballistic over the arrest by CBI of Sudip and Tapas on the basis of prima facie evidence. Sudip's proximity to 'Didi' is too well known to be glossed over and there is a possibility that the noose is closing in on 'Didi's exalted persona. Hence the desperate and feverish reaction. Campaign on social media site 'Facebook', expensive ads on big glittering newes channels-nothing has helped 'Didi' in her 'Jihad' but ploughing the lonely furrow continues . So tomorrow's farce is awaited in suspense for hilarity , sound and fury , if not for anything else.
What seems intriguing is that during her long stint in opposition 'Didi' used to invariably demand CBI inquiry even into the pettiest case as if CBI was the panacea for all ills but now history has turned full circle . CBI, as defined by 'Didi' , is now 'conspirancy bureau of investigation'. What ails 'Didi' ?