Sources from kolkata stated that When Left leaders at Esplanade in kolkata shouted slogans of ‘Go back didi’ after Mamata Banerjee’s meeting with prime minister narendra modi on Jaunary 11, they expected to be chased away by the police and a typical “angry didi” reaction from the West bengal Chief Minister. Meanwhile instead, Banerjee stood there with folded hands, trying to convince the protesters and opposition leaders that it was her constitutional obligation to meet the prime minister and that she has not changed her stand against the citizenship amendment act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Furthermore her thought-out reactions and 'makeover' seem to be a result of a new political strategy drafted by prashant kishor and his firm indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) as she prepares to defend her bastion from an aggressive onslaught by the BJP. Apparently people in Banerjee’s party Trinamul congress (TMC) and in the opposition camps say these are not signature mamata banerjee reactions in the face of opposition heckling.
Perhaps TMC chief has suffered no slips of tongue expect for the ‘UN remark’ on caa, which she later claimed was taken out of context. Moreover the most striking aspect was the missing key leaders (at least in the front rows) when Banerjee participated in anti-NRC, caa rallies across Kolkata. She chose to surround herself with common people instead.