Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mamata Wave in Bengal

There's an unprecedented Mamata wave here in Bengal right now. While the media is all agog with Mamata Banerjee's new Raliway portfolio and its benifis for the state, her fans have gone really crazy celebrating their Didi's success in a big, but restrained, way.

I'm no Mamata fan, but to be fair, she has mellowed and matured in a wonderful way now. She no longer shrieks, and has learnt to speak sensibly and with decency. Her talks, though not as sophisticated and polished, seem natural and sincere.

She is now talking against SEZ(Special Economic Zones)in the fashion of a real Leftist. I wonder where she musters this courage from. Has she really changed, or, is this a transitional attitude?

During Singur-Nandigram rising, Mamata had to keep company and interact with some hard-core Maoists. I strongly suspect the latter might have something to do to change her attitude and viewpoint about an anti-people programme like SEZ.

These days she frequently says that she's not against Leftism as such.

I like to watch the way Mamata seems to be changing.


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Mrinal Bose said...

Thanks for your kind comment, Rebecca.


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