BJP’s own cards can put them in trouble before the upcoming 2021 election

News Desk: When it comes to West Bengal politics, it’s all All India Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party rivalry. The two has always been active when it comes to slamming each other. But in recent days, as election is knocking at the door, the arch rival has targeted the ruling party over law and order and death of party workers in the state. The main idea of the arch rival Bharatiya Janata Party is to keep the Mamata government under continuous pressure. At times the Bharatiya Janata Party has also used communal card to set religions against each other and vilify the TMC as the ruling party has given special attention on minority sections. But their own plans can backfire them anytime. Let’s have a look at the arch rival’s weapons.

Law and Order 

The arch rival has always stayed firm in their claim that Mamata Banerjee has turned West Bengal into a police state. This is mainly because the police has proved themselves as a barrier for the opposition to interfere in the critical issues of the state government. Many times the West Bengal police has also exposed fake videos, fake pics and fake news circulated by the arch rival on social media platforms.

Death of party workers

In recent days the BJP has claimed that the TMC workers has killed BJP workers. But so far no evidence against ruling party workers have been found. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi indirectly took a dig at the TMC by relating ‘those who killed party workers’. But it gives birth to one more question that is the arch rival killing their own workers and putting the blame on TMC?

Communal Card 

Attempts have been made by the state BJP party to set Hindus and Muslims against each other. But timely actions by the Mamata government and state police has prevented things from getting worse. From Tikiapara to Telinipara the state police has exposed the tricks applied by BJP to create violence. Most recently, the turban collapse incident created an atmosphere of communal tension in the state, but the Mamata government managed it well by releasing Balwinder Singh at the end. The center again is talking about imposing CAA in the state before the upcoming 2021 election. Mamata Banerjee tactfully handled the arch rival’s communal game with policies like giving allowances to priests and setting up of Dalit Sahitya Academy. A section of West Bengal is also not happy on oppositions showing happiness on not letting Mamata government organising a proper Durga Puja.

So if you sum up the above three points, then it highlights few important things:

1. BJP only targets the state government on these three issues. So in that sense, they don’t have any issues on the policies and schemes announced by chief minister Mamata Banerjee as well as her developmental projects and she is handling efficiently. Though the arch rival attacked the ruling party on Ayushman Bharat scheme but Derek O’Brien replied with the benefits of the Swastha Sathi scheme. Later the chief minister also wrote a letter on its implementation and said that it’s only possible when the center gives the required funds to the state government for implementation.

2. The three weapons, especially the communal card, can be used to divert people from mainstream issues like farm bill protests, high rate of unemployment, critical GDP condition, crimes in BJP states, etc. 

3. There is no evidence so far that TMC workers have killed BJP workers. So killing of BJP workers by BJP themselves is also possible.

4. The BJP might be angry on the state police because they always make the arch rival’s plans goes in vain.

5. The BJP might be planning to make West Bengal a hardcore Hindu state.