File picture of West Bengal Main Minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)
Mamata Banerjee produced a unexpected detour and entered the tribal village when returning to Kolkata wrapping up a two-day pay a visit to to Bolpur in Birbhum district. Banerjee served a tribal lady Rama Bagdi in cooking veggies and had tea at the adjacent stall of Babu Bagdi.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday joined tribal women of all ages and cooked veggies for the duration of a surprise go to to a tribal village in Birbhum district. Her take a look at to the tribal village, located in close proximity to Sonajhuri haat in Santiniketan, evoked derision by BJP national general secretary and Bengal minder Kailash Vijayvargiya, who stated the main minister’s unexpected go to to the tribal village was almost nothing but a “drama”.
Banerjee designed a unexpected detour and entered the tribal village whilst returning to Kolkata wrapping up a two-working day go to to Bolpur in Birbhum district. Banerjee assisted a tribal lady Rama Bagdi in cooking greens and had tea at the adjacent stall of Babu Bagdi.
She then offered prayers to the deity of the tribals nearby. “Take into consideration me as a daughter of your property. Convey to me about your challenges. Have you been to the ‘Duare Sarkar’ (federal government at the doorstep) camp? Do you have the Swasthya Sathi (cashless well being plan) card?,” Banerjee asked the villagers.
She asked the accompanying district officials to build bathrooms in every dwelling unit in the place when the females instructed her of the challenges faced by them. When Banerjee afterwards still left the village to board a chopper, the tribal households of the village which is found in the vicinity of Sonajhuri haat in Santiniketan, even now seemed bewildered.
Banerjee’s unscheduled take a look at arrived just after the one particular by Union Household Minister Amit Shah who had lunch at a baul (mystic minsteral) singer’s residence at Santiniketan previously this thirty day period and at a tribal’s home at Bankura through his November pay a visit to to the point out. Incidentally the ruling TMC experienced suffered erosion in tribal assistance in Jangalmahal spot comprising Jhargram, West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts and suffered electoral reverses in 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the tribal belts of the condition.
Commenting on Banerjee’s surprise stop by, Vijayvargiya mentioned “This is nothing but drama which will not give her any electoral dividend.” The tribals as perfectly as the electorate in Bengal have currently deserted the Trinamool Congress, he claimed.