West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday joined tribal ladies and cooked greens throughout a shock go to to a tribal village in Birbhum district.
Her go to to the tribal village, situated close to Sonajhuri haat in Santiniketan, evoked derision by BJP nationwide common secretary and Bengal minder Kailash Vijayvargiya, who mentioned the chief minister’s sudden go to to the tribal village was nothing however a “drama”.
Ms Banerjee made a sudden detour and entered the tribal village whereas returning to Kolkata wrapping up a two-day go to to Bolpur in Birbhum district.
Ms Banerjee helped a tribal lady Rama Bagdi in cooking greens and had tea on the adjoining stall of Babu Bagdi. She then supplied prayers to the deity of the tribals close by.
“Consider me as a daughter of your house. Tell me about your problems. Have you been to the “Duare Sarkar” (authorities on the doorstep) camp? Do you could have the Swasthya Sathi (cashless well being scheme) card?,” Ms Banerjee requested the villagers.
She requested the accompanying district officers to assemble bathrooms in each dwelling unit within the space when the ladies advised her of the difficulties confronted by them.
When Ms Banerjee later left the village to board a chopper, the tribal households of the village which is situated close to Sonajhuri haat in Santiniketan, nonetheless appeared bewildered.
Ms Banerjee’s unscheduled go to got here after the one by Union Home Minister Amit Shah who had lunch at a baul (mystic minsteral) singer’s residence at Santiniketan earlier this month and at a tribal’s residence at Bankura throughout his November go to to the state.
Incidentally the ruling TMC had suffered erosion in tribal help in Jangalmahal space comprising Jhargram, West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts and suffered electoral reverses in 2019 Lok Sabha polls within the tribal belts of the state.
Commenting on Ms Banerjee’s shock go to, Mr Vijayvargiya mentioned, “This is nothing but drama which will not give her any electoral dividend.”
The tribals in addition to the voters in Bengal have already abandoned the Trinamool Congress, he claimed.