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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Urdu newspapers hail Mamata Banerjee's success

Mamata Banerji's Trinamool Congress won the polls for civic bodies in West Bengal, which has jolted the Left front.

Though Urdu press appeared backing Mamata, the reaction in some of the newspapers has been euphoric.

Kolkata-based Akhbar-e-Mashriq [see page on the left] devoted the entire front page and inside pages, hailing the victory.

The headline 'Ghuroor Gharat', translated as End of Arrogance, along with the caption about Trinamool's wave sweeping across Shahar-e-Nishat [Kolkata or City of Nishat ie Joy], shows the obvious support for the party.

Not only front page but inside pages also have couplets on Mamata Bannerji. Delhi-based papers didn't go overboard but poets have eulogised Mamata Banerjee and couplets hailing her win, have been published in most papers including Roznama Sahara. So much poetry, including Qatas!

Was the Left front government too bad for Muslims? On law-and-order front, it kept the state riot free. But after Sachar commission report, the discomfort of Muslims was obvious as they formed 25% of state population but were nowhere seen in services.

Perhaps, a 32 year rule was too long and all sections wanted change. The left retained its core support for decades due to the land reforms initiated in the past. But Nandigram and Singur angered rural folk. Muslims who are mostly inhabiting rural areas got more disturbed.

Though Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and his CPM comrades kept on claiming that the minorities would be given due share, the recent selection of 800 government employees in clerical posts, again proved that the promises were hollow as not even 2% Muslims were inducted.

Mamata is known to be mercurial and nobody knows how much change she can bring about in West Bengal, if she manages to win the Assembly elections. But, presently its Mamata's moment, after routing one of the most enduring leftist reign.

15 comments:

How do we know said...

yes.. but why??Why wld u want to bring an incompetent leader to power? That woman is a criticism machine who is incapable of taking any responsibiilty.. hell.. even the train tragedies are someone else's fault in her book! Are Muslims really that myopic?

indscribe said...

HDWK: Apart from Muslims, other sections have also voted for her wholeheartedly.

Sitting outside WB we don't know, perhaps, three decades was such a long time that anybody would want a change.....

Sid said...

People vote for even worse govts. Bechari Mamta di ko to chance hi nahee mila abhi tak. Moka dena chahye ek bar.

abhijith said...

The better of two evils, at-least that's what it looks like - until NOW. Only time will tell.

SR Ganguly said...

Islam will be totallly Erased from Bengal until illegal bangladeshis are deported back to bangladesh.
Momota have played a game to lure muslim votes, however she will eradicate Evil terrorist and Fundamentalist from west bengal .
Islam should be BANNNED in india, just like Indian Mujhauddin Terror Group.
Saffron-Wave and the Dream of Great Swami Vivekananda will now be a Reality in West Bengal.
ISRAEL and INDIA are the TorchBearer of PEACE in This world.


Erase ISLAM and LET INDIA Blossom with Intellect, Metaphysics, Logic, Spirituality,Science, Society and in Economy.
Just like the Golden ERA of Gupta empire or PRE-ISlamic Invasion and Destruction.
Bandey Mataram!!!!

How do we know said...

indscribe: That does not answer my question - why have the Muslims voted for her? and why are the Urdu papers celebrating her victory? Just because it is "change" (sure, thats a plausible reason, just say so).

@ S R Ganguly: Go take a walk.

indscribe said...
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Z@ki-R said...

MB is Mayayati of east India. Responsibility is an unknown word in her vacabulary. But she does have public support - we can not deny that.
People deserve the government... she is now a muslim symphatiser but will not hesitate to throw away them if by any chance she finds them hindering her way to become the CM.
CPM is no angel but they (atleast their public faces) do have some shame. But again...if the people think she should become the CM... she should be.

indscribe said...

@ HDWK: Frankly I was also surprised and that was why I wrote the post.

Will have to ask my Bengali friends about the Bangla newspapers. I wonder what was their reaction....

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Mamta would be good as a CM or not, only time will tell.

I marvel at your calmness at comments filled with hatred. Or at least you seem to be calm :)

God bless
Anjali

jay said...

OMG, this SR GANGULY should be thrown out of India. What kinda world is he living in? What makes him think if he is Hindu he is Indian and Indian Muslims are not Indians? Im neither Hindu or Muslim, nor do i care but this guy Mr Gone-gully is a big shame. I would suggest Mr. Ganguly, why dont u follow the path of river Ganges and merge in bay of Bengal. We Indians dont need you. Kudos to the guy/girl who wrote this article for his/her calmness. Mr. Ganguly can imagine me saying... #*&$$^@&*$*$*#**# , i hope he understands. Sorry, i had to get to his level, but sometimes its needed Thanks.

indscribe said...

@ Anjali: Thanks. I have consistently received hate-filled messages and it took me a long time to learn how to deal.

Earlier I used to get upset. I also wrote a couple of posts about that. I let them write what they want but I don't tolerate abuses and disrespect towards any religion or religious figures. Such comments I do censor.

@ Thanks Jay

Vinod said...

This is "Devoted Fanaticism", this country has bred and championed... I wonder wat makes people think one religion is bad n the other gud... Mr SR.Ganguly needs some urgent medical help... Paranoid kinda...
I regret telling this that these people are a CURSE to this country & must be mopped...

Shuvadeep Mukherjee said...

Living in kolkata ,i know how much a Fanatic and Undemocratic Mamata is.
Mamata in plain doesnt have what it takes to be State Chief minister. In public rallies / conferences she seems analogous to an uncivilized mob.

I can understand what Mr.Ganguly is trying to say (although seems to be highly over-passionate).....

Without any offence to my fellow indian muslims friends. I would like to say that West Bengal has a massive illegal BANGLADESHI MUSLIM population. Unlike other Muslims from UP,Bihar etc they are not Indians. And this Migration continues everyday(even today) due to Loose Border Security....which is a matter of serious concern.
The Rural districts are the Worst affected.l..resulting in minor to medium roits..
Until visit those Rural areas u will not imagine the situation.

While the Muslim communities in kolkata are sober and friendly the same cant be said of the illegal bangladeshis in Villages/districts.

And the population of them are 2 crore....
Hence u can see , Why Mamata got elected!

take care my friends

Anonymous said...

people from the minority community must be given due respect. However, the author must not throw bland statistics to hint about limited representation(2% Muslims were inducted).What is percentage of people from minority community in top 100 or 1000 rank in entrance examinations?( omr sheets corrected without bias which the author may agree). Govt is not biased. No one wants Rashid Hussains in their payrolls.