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West Bengal elections: Is Empress Mamata losing it?

Doesn’t she walk like empress? See the picture above.

For writing a sentence like one above, she has sent people of her state to prison and repeatedly summoned people from other states to police station in Bengal, even during Corona pandemic. Few in India’s history have been intoxicated by power the way Mamata has.

The elections in West Bengal have started and only four rounds have been sealed in ballot boxes rather EVM. four more rounds have yet to be voted but some things are too obvious. One is lack of any narrative by the Mamata Bandhopadhyay (anglicized Banerjee) who is ranting routinely as if she is in opposition. Her only strategy is to show off her so called broken leg and move around in a wheel chair like a mini car. Frankly, from here it looks ridiculous. Generally with injury in one foot, one does not jump on to wheel chair. But every one is not in politics as well.

Mamata Banerjee feels no obligation to explain her ten years in government by charting out the steps taken by her. Instead she is disclosing her GOTRA in public meeting which is anything but an election strategy and it is not unique as well. Rahul Gandhi has tried it in 2019 and it did not work or perhaps it did and nobody could notice it.

The body language of Mamata is not self assuring. She it too tense in the public meetings. She is also not arranging the mega rallies instead she is addressing small gatherings. This displays of lack of confidence that perhaps crowd will not gather. Actually the number of crowd even in small gathering is far from satisfactory. TV media is manipulating it but Youtubers show the reality.

Audio Leaks

This had been the fortnight of audio leaks. First her Election strategist Prashant Kishore, speaking to the ‘dedicated’ journalist group spill the beans on an Iphone-Clubhouse chat that Mamta is losing. He counted every group who was not voting for her. When chat leaked out, he went into fir fighting mode and shot out two interview to India-Today TV channels. It is the same group which was founded when others were closing newspapers during emergency in 1974-77. Another interview was repeated on Ajtak, the Hindi TV channel of same group.

In the interview, the best explanation he could come up was that BJP with 40% vote share, can not win more than 100 seats in State Legislature. The requirement is of about 147. But he forgot to tell that anti-incumbency means that the party in power is unpopular and therefore it is likely to lose votes. The Central forces are here to ensure that her goons do not threaten people, as they always manage.

Senility, Ambition Madness or what?

In the election campaign, Mamata has been behaving as if she is empress of Bengal and people from outside have come to displace her by force in which voters should come to her rescue. She again has no explanation as to what she did for people so that they may vote for her.

It however appears that Mamata will go down in the history of India as the most cunning, dubious, violent and corrupt dictatorial politician in India who hid her motives behind a cheap attire and footwear while her cronies unleashed a reign of terror on the people in general while plundering every resource meant for the people. In India where a lady is respected as motherly personality, she has poisoned that image for all times to come.

She gave call to Muslim votes/goons to attack the central police force. In the result her cronies could not capture booth but four persons were killed in police firing. In the phone conversation released today, Mamata wanted the bodies of those killed be carried and taken to village to village asking people to vote for her otherwise no Muslim will survive NRC and kept in Concentration camp.

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Corona/Covid-19: Vaccination with Covaxin.

Corona Vaccine:

Last week I got the first shot of covaxin, the corona vaccine developed by Bharat Serum in collaboration with Govt. of India. The vaccine is good and I had very mild symptoms thereafter and was completely normal next morning. Here are some precautions, I would advice to others:

  1. Do take a light breakfast and try to get vaccinated first thing in the morning.
  2. Keep Afternoon free as there may be adverse effect.
  3. It takes about one hour as after giving vaccination shot, a person is kept under observation for 30 minutes.
  4. In my 30 minutes observation time no body reported any problem, including myself.
  5. People have complained stomachache, fever and even vomiting. It is normal. After all an alien micro-virus is inserted into blood stream.
  6. There was a general fatigue, which I did experience and slept heavily in the afternoon and at night. Next morning it was fine.

So please go out and take your shot. Register yourself on Aarogya Setu or the official portal. This is the link to the official portal.

However as I have noticed it, prior appointment is not necessary at all. Just walk in to the nearest vaccination center with aadhar card and get the shot. No questions asked.

There is no charge in Government operated centers. At private vaccination centers, there is a charge of Rs. 250/- only.

India gears up to face second wave of Corona virus

It is official now. India is facing second wave of infections. Riding on the ‘Marriage Season” and gross violation of all protocols, the Corona Virus has hit India again. With 53,476 new cases and 251 deaths, the total infections rose to 11,787,534 cases which include 395,192 active cases and 160,692 fatalities, it is apparent. The number of daily infections has risen five times in less than a month.

Vaccination:

The vaccination program of India and the world shows the total number of vaccinations so far:

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DALDA desperate and flexes muscle.

National Investigating Agency has arrested Sachin Hindurao Vaze who is a police officer of the Maharashtra Police Force of India. Vaze is known as an “encounter specialist” with the Mumbai Encounter Squad and was involved with the deaths of as many as 63 alleged criminals. Vaze joined Maharashtra Police Force in 1990.

Vaze was arrested at 11.50 pm on Saturday, after being questioned for 12 hours by the NIA on the ground of placing explosive at the house of businessmen Mukesh Ambani on 25th February 2021. Imagine an on duty Police Officer working as a terrorist? The court has granted custody of Vaze till 25th March 2021. He is likely to be subjected to Narco Test, which is an euphemism for truth serum interrogation.

Let’s connect the dots. Ambani is publicly harassed, by one national political party repeatedly as beneficiary of the Govt policies without any details what so ever. Mobile towers of his company are vandalised in Punjab. Subscriber base of Jio falls to lowest in Punjab.

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Income tax raids on Anurag Kashyap, Tapsee Pannu and others.

The Secret of making profit from flop movies:

Anurag Kashyap is a mediocre movie director whose last and only successful movie is remembered for the choicest expletives he inserted in it. The actress Tapsee Pannu is no different. She is relatively new comer and not a blockbuster by any standards. Yet both have their networth multiplied exponentially. For past three days incometax department is questioning them for sources of their income.

The Midas Touch of Wealth without SUCCESS.

The Income Tax Department had been monitoring these two for a long time. Their ever rising wealth has become a reason for raids especially the fact that it happened while their movies were constantly flopping. Two producers Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena have also similar track record. The IT department is searching the magical wand by which these people generate wealth.

Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap has been working in the film industry for almost 23 years. In the year 1998, he started his career as a story writer with the film ‘Satya’. After this, he became a director from the 1999 film ‘Last Train to Mahakali’ and a producer from the 2010 film Udaan.

In just 23 years, Kashyap has acquired assets worth about 806 crores. His films continued to flop, but the property has been growing faster rate at which his movies flopped.

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