शाह का पहला कार्यक्रम बिरसा मुंडा की प्रतिमा पर फूल चढ़ाने का था लेकिन वहां मूर्ति को लेकर विवाद हो गया. जिस मूर्ति पर भाजपा के नेतागण फूल माला चढ़ाने जा रहे थे, वह दरअसल बिरसा मुंडा की प्रतिमा नहीं थी बल्कि एक आदिवासी नेता की प्रतिमा थी. This stark reality was even discussed at the TV debate on the news channel Aaj Tak. A popular anchor used to call it “Tak” barely. One political analyst, M Mondal, dwelt at length at this point. Upon this, the anchor was heard saying he was speaking like a TMC spokesman but he quickly denied this egregious charge. Amid the hum of heated discussion, his voice seemed to have been stifled however the participants appeared to have learnt of this precise clarification.
It looked not only odd but more than this word also as the politicians’ unfamiliarity with the statue of Birsa Munda, an Adivasi leader who was murdered in the prime of his youth would not portend promising. When the politicians are least aware of the personalities’ face, how do they beseech the community people to vote? Was their exercise remains to be artificial? They only go with the name just to garner the support of voters caring a fig for the factual information of the leader in question.
It is practically correct that the ruling party has been enduring complication at certain states presently though it did extraordinarily better in Ladakh Council elections weeks ago. It is yet not discouraged to enter Paschim Bengal with the idea of making it Sonar Bangla. This eastern state has seemed to have become a prestige issue for the party in power at Centre, as was cleared by BJP spokesman and MP saying that we were standing there in a direct fight with the TMC.
Attending the debate, the Congress party spokesman Akhilesh Singh said the BJP could not win more than three seats in the state. The party lacked the report on its term rule. There was no talk over the farm bills. What is frequently discussed on its part is baseless points. In the meantime, the lady anchor also asked repeatedly whether Bengal has got its Islamisation! But she added infiltration is a big issue in the state without chugging away any single word of this utterance.