Abhishek Banerjee of Trinamool Congress, who is also the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has emerged as the BJP’s favorite target as the young politician is groomed as the party’s future leader.
Mamata Banerjee will remain in charge, with Trinamool leaders saying they believe in the same breath that Abhishek Banerjee’s stature and role in the party has grown over the years. The 33-year-old – second-term MP from Diamond Harbor in South 24 Parganas district – has been the BJP’s punching bag amid a high-electoral campaign.
In his last two visits to Bengal, Home Minister Amit Shah slammed the ruling Trinamool.Aunt and nephew (Aunt and nephew) “Jibe.” Modi Government Is for Poor welfare (Welfare of the poor), Mamta is for the government Nephew welfare (Nephew’s welfare). She (Mamata Banerjee) is wondering when she can make her nephew the chief minister. Had Dilip Ghosh not fought here, he would have made the announcement by now, ”he had said earlier.
On Thursday, Mr. Shah intensified the attack. Speaking at an election rally in Kakdwip town, close to Abhishek Banerjee’s Lok Sabha constituency, he said: “Trinamool Congress has only one slogan. Save the nephew. Nephew welfare (Save the nephew. Welfare of Nephew). TMC has no other welfare in mind. For the development of Bengal, (Prime Minister) Modi Yes Money sent but all this money was sacrificed for Didi’s syndicate. Where did the money go? This yagna was done for the welfare of Brother And his Punk (Goons). When the BJP comes to power, we will investigate after proper legal action and put those people behind bars. Bengal money has been used and the BJP will ensure that those responsible are put behind bars. ‘
Shortly afterwards, Mamata Banerjee returned to the BJP. “They only know how to say Sister-nephew. Fight first nephew… think of fighting again Elder sister (Elder sister). If you can see everything Sister-nephew, Then I challenge Amit Shah to contest against Abhishek Banerjee. Clarify your charges. And remember, your son is not free from corruption charges. “
“You hide your own son and abuse others. It is not acceptable. I maintain etiquette, but don’t take it as my weakness. You walk every day and that. Nephew. Your son is also my nephew. How did he become the head of the cricket body? How did they make so many crores? Should we talk about these things? “He continued.
In the last few years, Abhishek Banerjee’s share in the Trinamool Congress has increased rapidly. Being elected as a parliamentary candidate for the Diamond Harbor Lok Sabha seat which he also won in 2019, he has become one of the leading strategists of the Trinamool Congress in 2021.
A key role in bringing Prashant Kishore after BJP’s surprise performance in 2019, he now runs pole-strategist as well as backroom management. And apart from Mamta Banerjee, she is the only person who uses a helicopter to travel.
The BJP has repeatedly taunted Abhishek Banerjee.Weigh you brother“Or” forced nephew “. Abhishek Banerjee took him especially to the head of rebel leader Suvendu Adhikari, who blamed him and strategist Prashant Kishore for getting out of the Trinamool.
“Some turncoats from the Trinamool Congress who have sold their spine are attacking me from Midnapore. Narada tapes have seen you accepting money wrapped in newspaper. You Weaver (Extortionist). And you say Tolabaz Bhaypo (Extortionist nephew) remove. Your name in the Saradha scam. You are a Tolabaz. And you say move the bellow brother I am not there in Narada or Sarada. And the ED or CBI cannot do anything about me. “
Mamta Banerjee has not made any announcement about her plans for Abhishek Banerjee, but her speeches are reminiscent of a younger self. His rallies are gathering huge crowds and he is the star campaigner of the party. He runs a youth organization of the Trinamool, which often runs parallel to the party unit.
The political observers, 33, say the Trinamool was missing it all.
Madul Islam, an assistant professor of political science at the Center for Studies in Social Sciences, says, “He is good with managing money and he understands corporate capital. The action he took with Prashant Kishore was very much about attracting crowds and programs. Has been good in terms of designing., This team is quite good in terms of PK’s delivery, especially of Abhishek Banerjee’s articulation and coordination of regional heads. Even the slogans have changed. “
Analysts say that Mamata Banerjee needs Abhishek Banerjee as she brings a fresh idea to the Trinamool that she needs to survive for a long time. Abhishek Banerjee plays a key role in handling organizational responsibilities, stating that Mamata Banerjee is very much on her plate. In fact, it has run-in with some other Trinamool Congress leaders who have dropped out of the party, for example Suvendu Adhari. They say that the Trinamool Congress has become a “private limited company”.
Abhishek Banerjee said that the BJP is targeting him because when it comes to development, Mamata Banerjee surpasses him.
He highlighted that there is no case against him while the BJP tries to link him to the cow and coal smuggling racket in the state. At a rally in South 24 Parganas, Mr. Banerjee said, “They can’t talk about development, so indulge in personal attacks. And they are attacking me. That’s good. Before they are political Take Mamata Banerjee on the battlefield, I will defeat her. ” By ten goals. They attacked me again and again. Saying something Bipo (nephew) remove. Saying something Tolabaz Bhaypo (Extortionist nephew) remove“
Mamta Banerjee attacked the BJP with an “outsider” tag and targeted the BJP. Party insiders believe that the Bihari vs Bihari campaign – a Prashant Kishore idea was adopted by Abhishek Banerjee. He makes it a point to highlight it at his rallies. And when it comes to her opponents like Mamata Banerjee, they do not imitate words.
“You don’t have the courage to take names, but I am mentioning names. I am saying that Dilip Ghosh is one Punk (Continue). I am saying that Amit Shah is an outsider. Do whatever you can. I am saying that Kailash Vijayvargiya is an outsider and if you have the courage then do a case and put me in jail. And I’m taking a name. In front of TV cameras. I am saying Suvendu officer is a bribe taker. If you have the courage, file a case against me, ”said Abhishek Banerjee.
When it comes to accusations of dynastic politics, Abhishek Banerjee says that those who are making allegations are no better. “They are accusing me of dynastic politics. They (Suvendu Adhikari) family of seven and five are in politics. And they are saying that I am a dynastic and this Animal husband (Aunt and nephew) Sarkar. “
Political analysts say the old defender in the Trinamool has accepted Abhishek Banerjee’s promotion to the party, with second-generation leaders opposing his rise. And its leaders who are looking for alternatives.
“The BJP’s strategy was to help the Trinamool leaders to thrive in West Bengal. Similarly, the Left and the Trinamool also know that if you can’t stop Abhishek Banerjee, he will become the chief minister after Mamata Banerjee.” Madul says Islam.
The BJP attacks young leaders of opposition parties who are being groomed as future leaders, the fastest and most pointed out. Whether it is Aditya Thackeray in Maharashtra, Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar or Abhishek Banerjee in West Bengal, the young leaders have suffered the brunt of the BJP machinery. He has to fight a strong opponent like BJP, to face an all-out attack, to prove that Abhishek is Banerjee. The 2021 elections will have a lasting impact on their political future.