Can TMC overcome the damage done by Shah and Suvendu?

“Today I am very happy and fortunate that I am visiting a place which inspires not just Indians but the entire world. This is the birthplace of Swami Vivekananda”: Amit Shah

On 19th December when Union Minister Amit Shah visited West Bengal on his two day mega rally, leads to political drama, twists and turns in West Bengal politics. Shah had also visited Ramakrishna Mission in Kolkata. He paid tribute to Swami Vivekanand at Ramakrishna Ashram in Kolkata. He then visited Siddheshwari Temple and Mahamaya Temple and had lunch at a farmer’s house at a tribal village of Balijuri, Paschim Medinipur district.


 
 
Shah said in his visit: “Today I am very happy and fortunate that I am visiting a place which inspires not just Indians but the entire world. This is the birthplace of Swami Vivekananda. Swamiji, during his life, had spread India’s knowledge and culture to the entire world. He acquainted the entire world with universal brotherhood through his speech at the parliament of religions in USA. He was the person who tied modernism with spiritualism. He urged India to worship Bharat Mata. Within 50 years, India achieved Independence. Swamiji’s values hold the same relevance today as that time.” Shah’s team consists of 11-member comprising BJP leaders such as national vice president Mukul Roy, state president Dilip Ghosh and national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.


 
The story of Bengal politics not end here! by ending all speculation, former TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Home Minister Amit Shah. Along with him, 9 MLAs joined the BJP. It is surely a big blow on the present ruling party. The issue like dynasty politics, unemployment, and corruption had come up subsequently.
 

End of beginning? Or beginning of end?
 
The joining of heavyweight leader to BJP is surely a big blow to TMC. Suvendu Adhikari was one of the chief architects of TMC’s Nandigram revolution and the party’s path to power in 2011. TMC had seize the power with the base of faulty policy making of the then ruling communist party on Singur, Nandigram and West Medinipur


 
Adhikari was a major force of the party’s ground-level organisation. His departure is likely to affect the base of TMC. But the West Bengal’s governing party has maintained that the recent development will not cause much damage to its chances of retaining power in the 2021 Assembly polls. Meanwhile, TMC recruits hundreds of people through I-PAC to formulate the policy to win the election and bring out new strategies. Now, it’s just a matter of time to see whether TMC could overcome the loss or get crippled by the loss of base leaders.
 

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