Mamata Banerjee on Friday very strongly encouraged students from across the state to fight to end the Narendra Modi government’s ‘tandav’ or rampage across India. Se assured that Bengal would restore freedom across India if they stood by her during the 2021 Assembly elections.
Discussing the end-result of the meeting of some non-BJP chief ministers on Wednesday, which she had attended. the state of head left no stone unturned in criticising the Namo Government and the Prime Minister along with the BJP, during a virtual rally at the foundation day of her party’s student wing.
“If, in this fight, students stand by us, Bengal will restore freedom across the country…. That will be the real fight of 2021,” roared Mamata Banerjee
In a very dramatic manner, she quoted William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, in Bengali, “How will we do that? By speaking for the people, fearlessly. What if they send us to jail? We will go, we do not fear even death. No, we are not cowards. ‘Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once’,”
The Chief Minister also addressed very important issues such as the JEE/NEET exams, the confusion over UGC exams, the New Education Policy and the saffron camp’s attacks on campuses that she thought was bringing the life of the everyday people to a standstill. She also talked about the alleged general atmosphere of fear and gloom in the country with absolutely no respect for the voice of dissent. The controversial citizenship matrix, the “divided” nation, curbs on freedom of speech and “draconian” laws were some of the other issues she pointed out to the youth.