Kolkata: After five phases of voting in the West Bengal Election 2021, there are now three phases left.
The last phase of voting will be held on April 29 and the results will be out on May 2. As the West Bengal Election 2021 is moving towards the end, and the counting day is coming close, the graph of Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee's restlessness is going up.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has been ruling West Bengal for the last 10 years after assimilating most of the state's Congress organization into her party and completely destroying the 34-year rule of the Left Front.
In the last Lok Sabha election, Mamata Banerjee was given a tough fight by the BJP, but she did not expect that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will face a difficult challenge in the West Bengal Election 2021 as well. Now that a strong rival is standing in front of the TMC in the form of the BJP, Mamata Banerjee's confidence is completely shaken.
As a result of this, during the election campaign, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee is openly accusing the central security forces that they are working to ensure a BJP victory.
Not only this, one of her alleged audio clips recently exposed her political narrative. In this clip, she is inciting the family members of the four men killed in the CISF shootout at the unruly mob in Sheetulkuchi in Coochbehar district. Needless to say that such a conspiracy should not be done by any leader who has complete confidence in his or her victory.
The so-called Bengali Bhadralok have always been dominant in the electoral equation of West Bengal. They have been ruling together with Dalits, tribals and Muslims. Mamata Banerjee has also been in power on the basis of this equation for the last 10 years, but now her political math has gone awry.
The BJP did not delay in embracing. Dalit communities like Rajbanshi and Matua, which constitute around 24 per cent of West Bengal's population. They have become disenchanted with Mamata Banerjee, as there has been no improvement in their participation in power.
Now, only Muslim votes are left standing with Mamata Banerjee. In this vote bank, a united front consisting of Congress, Left parties and popular Muslim cleric Abbas Siddiqui's Indian Secular Front (ISF) is making a dent.
Actually, if you look closely, Mamata Banerjee's policy of Muslim appeasement has become a big reason for her troubles. Due to this, the Bhadralok of West Bengal are also angry with her. It is not much visible in cities, but in villages its effect is clearly visible.
Socially, even though Muslims are marginalized in the state, they are given priority in government jobs under Mamta Banerjee's rule. The figures are also testifying to this. According to the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) data for the year 2005 and 2012 and the 2018 data of the Labor Force Survey launched in 2017 by the central government, the representation of Muslims in government and public sector employment increased from 6.7 percent in 2006 to nine percent in 2012 and 17 percent in 2018.