As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, the members of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), be it the spokespersons, or MLA candidates, are not very different from the party supremo when it comes to conduct and mannerisms. That the TMC matriarch suffers from serious behavioral issues, lacks civilized discourse, and uses profanities in her speech like no Chief Minister has ever attempted is public knowledge. Her followers are not different and often surpass her in the intensity of misconduct.
One of such Mamata Banerjee-disciple is TMC spokesperson Touseef Ahmed Khan who regularly represents Bengal’s ruling dispensation on television debates. On a recent live and televised debate, unable to counter questions posed to him, Touseef Ahmed was seen taking the infamous “Gau Mutra” jibe on his BJP counterpart.
The country has not forgotten how 21-year-old Islamist terrorist Adil Dar rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into the Bharatiya army convoy killing over 48 Indian soldiers. Later, a video of the fidayeen terrorist armed with rifles, sitting in front of a Jaish-e-Mohammad banner, had surfaced on social media. In the video, “Hindustan”, Dar was seen referring to Bharatiyas as “drinkers of cow urine” and more misery to be unleashed upon them by “Allah’s messengers”.
This very anti-Hindu slur was used by Furkan Khan, a Muslim radio producer associated with the US National Public Radio back in 2019 which led to an immense social media outrage and complaints, responding to which, NPR had decided to let her go.
By making this outrageous comment to mock the entire Hindu community that holds the cow sacred to their beliefs, TMC spokesperson Touseef Ahmed (much like Radio producer Furkan Khan) has proved that despite modern education and a bankable civil position, they can’t be free from the vicious mindset and ideology that the terrorists hailing from his community carry.
Touseef has routinely exposed himself as an uncouth and reprehensible political personality on live debates. Last week, while debating Smriti Irani on Republic Bangla, he made a detestable comment on the Union Minister stating, “Mamata Banerjee has been a leader since the time you would rub lipstick on your mouth and stand in front of the camera.”
Understandably, his intention was not only to verbally attack a woman’s modesty but also to discredit the Amethi MP for her previous professional choice. Khan must have forgotten that his party, struggling to find credible faces to place as MLA candidates, have planted numerous actresses of questionable credence as candidates. These “freelance politicians” also rub lipstick on their mouths and face the camera when not touring on a seasonal gig as MLA candidates.
One among these seasonal politicians of the TMC party is the infamous Saayoni Ghosh, a small-time actress of Bengali films and net series, who had attracted heavy flak for posting a picture of the Shivalinga with a condom. Saayoni, who is TMC’s candidate from Asansol South, has made it to the headlines again, and not for very flattering reasons.
As seen in the viral Bengali video that surfaced on polling day, 26th April, Saayoni Ghosh gets embroiled with local West Bengal police officials. It is alleged that the TMC candidate tried to enter within the proximity of the polling booth with several TMC members, which is disallowed as per Election Commission norms. When Assistant Sub Inspector of Police Nityananda Mandal confronted them, Ghosh made a failed attempt of exerting influence on the police officer by asserting that she was the candidate.
The undaunted police officer paid no heed to her subtle warnings and asked the (presumably TMC) crowd to disperse. Saayoni challenged him to tell her his name. ASI Mandal can be seen owning his identity showing no signs of fear and demanded that they leave the premises immediately. Saayoni could be heard arguing with the police official bitterly and trying to silence him.
Later, speaking to the media, the actress-cum-politician accused the state police of being controlled by “certain forces” and threatened that she will deal with him after May 2nd, the day results of the West Bengal polls will be declared. While people of Bengal are heartily praising the young officer, the TMC candidate has only attracted more criticism on account of her temerity and haughtiness.
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