Mamata Banerjee is another name of women’s power and strength. After the landslide victory in Cabinet Election 2021, this name has become the fierce face for oppositions. Also, the “Modi-Didi” fight is always trending on social media. Another hashtag joined this trend. Mamata Banerjee’s picture along with the #bengaliprimeminister has gone viral on Twitter. The Bengal Tigress Mamata Banerjee has fought over a senior Bangal cadre bureaucrat after PM’s insulting statement for bureaucracy.
Many people agree that Banerjee’s direct face-off was a bold and powerful gesture of confrontation. Many people including followers and ministers of Trinamool Congress have used this trending hashtag along with CM’s picture. The trend started two days back following the spat between the center and the state over chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay’s recall by the central government following the Kalaikunda episode. Mamata Banerjee’s protest against the center’s move to recall the chief secretary become the reason for the viral hashtag.
Netizen’s reaction on Twitter:
The hashtag and the Twitter trend clearly show that Mamata will be the face of opposition in the 2024 election. “There is only one face in the country – that of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. She is the strong force countering the BJP in the country. Thus, it is only obvious that she will trend on Twitter with people’s wanting her to be the prime minister” said TMC spoke person Kunal Ghosh. Nilanjan Das, a Ph.D. student, has tweeted, “Alapan Bandyopadhyay, IAS(retired) is now the Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister for a period of three years. After that, I hope to see him as a Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. #BengaliPrimeMinister”.
Cricketer Manoj Tiwari, who recently turned MLA, also penned her opinion on Twitter, “What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow. Their ‘Sunar” model failed badly. Under them, India is suffering. But Didi will lead us the way she’s leading Bengal by implementing the Model of Development. Thus, in the upcoming days, we need, #BengaliPrimeMinister.” On this ongoing trend, Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharya commented, “We will definitely love to have a Bengali prime minister. But is that an easy possibility? It is not an easy task for anyone.” MLA Nirmal Ghosh also used #DidiEbarPMHobe and “Khela Hobe” along with the trending Hashtag. “@MamataOfficial is the only face against @narendramodi in 2024”
“This is the fact every anti-BJP party must know #BengaliPrimeMinister “ tweeted one user. According to another user “We want women safety in India. We want @Mamataofficial #BengaliPrimeMinister”. State BJP spokesperson Sayantan Adhikary strongly oppose this hashtag and said, ” Beyond Alipurduar in Assam and Jharkhand and Bihar, no one knows the Trinamool Congress. The party has no identity beyond Bengal and we are talking about a Bengal Prime Minister”.
Why People thinks Mamata Banerjee deserves to be the next Prime Minister?
The opposition of BJP has only one name and that is Mamata Banerjee. West Bengal became the battleground before the assembly election of 2021. PM himself was one of the star campaigners for BJP. Other high-profile ministers along with Modi tried hard to win the heart of West Bengal. But unfortunately, Bengal’s own sherni won the match. The TMC’s Mamata-centric campaign meant that election was seen as Mamata’s alone, which meant that the victory was seen as hers alone as well. Mamata tried to put a united front against the main opposition before the 2019 election. She had gathered leaders of opposition regional parties like AAP, TDP, RJD, etc. She has organized the historic brigade parade for a “show of strength”.
Mamata made history in the 2021 assembly election with 50 women candidates. Along with reserving the top position in Assembly election 2021, this party offers the largest space for women’s representation in politics. Mamata is already committed to 33% reservation but she has always tried to consider 50%-woman candidates. Mamata’s strategic alliance with other parties made her more appropriate for this trending hashtag. Uddhav Thackrey and Kejriwal are still in favor of ‘Didi’, no matter how saffron tried hard to pull her down. In order to ensure her candidature, she is attempting to brush aside any opposition that might arise. Banerjee can very well spark infighting with her moves for 2024 Election. Her alliance with the left front can help her too.
Also, a campaign like “Duare Sarkar”, “Sasthosathi” are pretty impressive for the state as well as the nation. “Kanyashree” is more relevant for women than “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”. Kanyashree actually motivates the girls from rural background to look up to their dream because they have a government who pay for their dreams. Also, Bengal’s own daughter has taken care of people even after the landslide victory in the Assembly election. She took care of every single detail before and after cyclone “Yash”. Our “Didi” is not afraid of criticism as well. The “Didi Ke Bolo” campaign was the living proof of this. The ‘Didi K bolo’ (talk to didi) campaign has been smothered at the very local level. People had express their grievances and thoughts about it through votes.
And, recently after the release of “The Family Man Season 2”, the sight of a Bengali prime minister in the series also made people start talking about it all the more. And the tweets continue….
So, what do you think Can Mamata Banerjee really become the next #BengaliPrimeMinister ?