Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa
We have observed a different kind of hooliganism in West Bengal. This is something one of its only kind of incident happened in India since independence. Mamata’s hooliganism will cause a disturbance in the region.
In the support of Mamata like other opposition, Arvind Kejriwal said CBI entered my bedroom and harassed me on the command of Narendra Modi. This was not enough and Mamata Banerjee started a three days protest.
What is wrong with West Bengal?
This move of Mamata making the people of West Bengal think in a different direction. The state of turmoil in West Bengal; it is not Mamata against CBI but ‘India against India.’
In the name of politics what Mamata Banerjee is doing reminds me of pre-1971 scenario in East Pakistan. I’m already seeing another “Bangabandhu” in Mamata Banerjee.
The neighboring nation to West Bengal is Bangladesh with more than 170 million Bengali population. Bangladesh is economically prospering but West Bengal is not. West Bengal may get annoyed that the next door neighbor is prospering while they are not. The economic pace of Bangladesh is higher and in West Bengal, it is something due to political turmoil since last 3 decades. It can be beneficial and interesting for both Mamata and BJP but bitter-tasting to the people of West Bengal.
The neighboring states of West Bengal; Nagaland, Mizoram, and Tripura are already facing a lot of disturbance due to its different racial and tribal issues; Mizo, Naga, Bru and now Rohingya too. Many incidents of clashes are observed but not noted by media and never published.
Another catastrophe which will cause BJP a huge failure in the upcoming election in the state of WB and neighboring states is the issue of NRC and Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB). Mamata’s party is not supporting the bill and remained in the strong opposition causing big trouble in the region.
BJP is very straightforward on this matter stating that they’ll only consider Hindus for resettlement and Muslims must leave the country.
Mamata Banerjee’s Bengali nationalism play may become a national threat to India.
If from Mamata’s side it is Modi’s Hooliganism then from another end it is Mamata’s too.
If same response is given by other states then I don’t think India is in a situation to afford a home war. Security agencies, intelligence and government should take these things very seriously.
Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa is a political analyst, Ahmadiyya rights activist and editor-in-chief of the Eastern Herald.