MAY 7, 2021 11:00 AM BY ASHLYN DAVIS
Infamous for its unabashed appeasement of Muslims, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) helmed by Mamata Banerjee registered a hat-trick by retaining power for the third time in India’s West Bengal state. As dusk descended on the state — metaphorically and literally — victory became evident for the TMC, as it inched toward the magic numbers. TMC is a party supported by the Muslim voting bloc that had placed Muslim candidates in some major constituencies. These candidates emerged victorious, as the brotherhood is known to vote for their brethren, while the Hindus struggle to overcome the farce called secularism even in such desperate times.
The main opposition party to the TMC, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is often mocked as the party of the Hindus, as the few supporters it depends upon in West Bengal are all Hindus. It was only a matter of time before Bengali Hindus became targets for the cheering and celebrating mobs of TMC cadres, all smeared in green. As the live polling news on satellite channels projected their victory, workers of the TMC, flouting Covid advisories from the Election Commission, held huge rallies in the capital city of Kolkata, right under the nose of the ineffectual city police. Hordes of TMC members headed for a BJP office in the state and allegedly set it ablaze. On May 2, social media was brimming with disturbing images of these arson attacks. …..