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Mamata’s muscle

The country... er, the state has gone to the dogs...

india Updated: Apr 27, 2011 21:28 IST

The country... er, the state has gone to the dogs...

State? Which state?

West Bengal. Have you heard the latest? Mamata Banerjee says that she controls many goons and can set them on the original goon factory, the CPI(M). How the tables have turned!

So what’s the problem with this?

She is paying them back in their own coin, rather in their own language. That’s good... at least she has got guts. The young Bengali voters will love such bravado.

But what about Ben-gali culture, bhad-ralok language. That’s all lost, na? Suave Bengalis like Somnath Chatterjee are appalled.

Are you daft? All is fair in love and war. Besides, after many years Bengal is thinking of poriborton... that’s a revolution in itself.. and revolutions need tough language. And suave Bengalis don’t have to fight elections... It’s easy to talk from the pulpit...

So do you think the Left Front is afraid of the new, angry Mamata?

Oh, no they know her well. But this is a goon-for-a-goon election. Mamata is just displaying her wares like the Left did in the previous elections.

Do say: The voters will have the last laugh.

Don’t say: Goon with the wind.