Bengal Elections: Mamata Banerjee Launches New Campaign, Gives Food For Just 5 Rupees

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will offer a wholesome meal of rice, lentils, vegetables and one egg to the state’s poor people for a nominal charge of five rupees under her ‘maa ki rasoi’ initiative

Raghav N

February 17, 2021

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As the dates draw closer to the West Bengal assembly polls, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is adopting different ways to keep voters happy and loyal. In its latest initiative Maa Ki Rasoi (mother’s kitchen), Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is offering a wholesome meal with dal, rice, vegetables and one egg to the poor at a nominal charge of just five rupees. The CM will flag off the scheme today through a virtual medium.

Meanwhile, there was a massive furor amongst TMC leaders after Bharatiya Janata Party’s WB president, Dilip Ghosh’s comments on Goddess Durga during a media channel conclave in Kolkata on Friday. Comparing the female goddess with lord Ram, he said that while the latter’s ancestors are known, there is zero history of the former’s lineage. Coming to his rescue, BJP MP Locket Chatterjee said that the saffron party needs no lessons on religious matters from the Bengal government, considering that a permission from the High Court had to be sought in 2019 when Mamata Banerjee put a time limit on the Durga immersion processions in the state.

After multiple attacks by the BJP on its lack of allegiance towards Hindu gods and goddesses, the TMC is leaving no stone unturned for the upcoming Saraswati Puja. As a part of its mega-plan, the festival will be celebrated across 125 locations in Hooghly district, while a large-scale procession will also be held.

In a related news, TMC senior politician Kalyan Banerjee took a jibe at the rival party, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah should be present in the eastern state to congratulate the current government when the results are announced. Expressing confidence in CM Mamata Banerjee’s victory, he accused the BJP of buying ministers.

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