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Monday, October 18, 2021

Jayanta Ghosal

The writer is a senior Delhi-based journalist.

At Didi rallies, Sanskrit chants, Ma Durga and ‘ulu dhwani’
Tue, May 14, 2019

Women and children at Banerjee’s Bankura rally blow conches and do the ‘ulu dhwani’. Banerjee has also been reciting the Chandi Paath at such events.

Mamata Banerjee interview: ‘Hinduism is very liberal… They made Jai Shri Ram a political slogan, but Ram does not just belong to BJP’
Tue, May 14, 2019

Mamata Banerjee interview: Fighting one of the most decisive elections of her career, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee admits that the failure of the Left and Congress are behind the ascendance of the BJP.

BJP surge, but why Didi hard to dislodge
Sun, Apr 28, 2019

Many Left-liberal intellectuals are not willing to accept this silent change towards the BJP. It has been argued that the CPM didn’t preach atheism. But the ideological position of a Communist can’t be anything but that of an atheist.

Bengal, long known as the state of Marxists-radicals, is gradually accepting BJP
Tue, Mar 26, 2019

Hindu chauvinism, long dormant in Bengal, is coming to the fore. The BJP’s central leadership has understood and leveraged this change in Bengal’s political DNA.