Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News June 14, 15 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 11,805 positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 23,78,298. Among these, Chennai reported 793 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,26,614 The state recorded 267 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 30,968.204 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 23,207 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 22,23,015.
This is neither satire nor allegory. A groom called Socialism and a bride called Mamata Banerjee have tied the knot. As they solemnised their union on Sunday under the sickle and hammer, brothers of the groom, Communism and Leninism, looked on. This grand alliance, though, did not take place in West Bengal. In fact, the fates seem to have a sense of narrative consistency: The marriage took place in Salem district in a state ruled by Stalin.
Socialism is the third son of the Salem Communist Party of India district secretary, A Mohan. His two elder children are named after high-minded party principles as well. Mamata’s grandfather is responsible for her name — he was a fan of the now three-term Chief Minister of West Bengal. Social media, and even its more analogue counterparts, took great interest in the nuptials ever since the wedding card went viral last week. And why not? “Mamata Banerjee marries Socialism” is a great headline, and even better clickbait. Then, there’s the fact that many a left sympathiser, and quite a few liberals, had hoped that the Left Front and Trinamool Congress would bury their hostilities and ally in West Bengal to defeat the BJP before the elections. They wouldn’t have known that their wish, albeit in a symbolic and belated manner, would come true in Tamil Nadu.