Rivals On A Job Sheet | Outlook India Journal
Pandemic deniers are subdued because the disaster spirals, whereas the TMC-BJP wrangling is centred on the shortage, or profusion, of job alternatives in Bengal
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A well-attended United Entrance rally is in progress in Bally, close to Calcutta, amidst a rampaging pandemic
Inside a tea stall at Sahebghata bazar in Kaliaganj, an meeting constituency in Uttar Dinajpur district on India’s border with Bangladesh, round a dozen folks have been glued to the TV, watching a Bengali newschannel with identified BJP leanings. It was April 15, and the Election Fee had convened an all-party assembly on a proposal for modification of the ballot schedule for the remaining phases, conscious of the worsening Covid scenario. The state’s ruling social gathering, the Trinamool Congress, wished the final three phases, scheduled on April 22, 26 and 29, to be clubbed collectively. On the tea stall, the viewers have been anxiously ready the EC’s choice. None wished a joint section; they thought it might be to the TMC’s benefit.
Requested if they’d not contemplate the human price that conducting the elections as per the schedule will entail, Joydeb Saha, a vegetable vendor, says, “Covid is a hoax. The TMC is spreading panic to win the elections. The polls are matter of only two more weeks. But if they return, it would be five more years.” His remark got here…