Bengal wants its own daughter: TMC releases new slogan ahead of polls

Bengal, Feb 20: The Trinamool Congress today launched its slogan for the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal – ‘Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chaye‘ (Bengal wants its own daughter), adding to the shrill insider vs outsider debate while portraying Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the “daughter of Bengal“.

The slogan along with Mamata Banerjee’s photo was put up on advertisement hoardings across Kolkata as the state’s ruling party officially launched it from its headquarters in the city.

The people of the state want their own daughter who has been by their side for the last several years as their chief minister We don’t want outsiders to call the shots in Bengal,” Trinamool secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said.

The Trinamool Congress or TMC is engaged in a bitter political fight with the BJP, pitching the opposition party’s leaders as “outsiders who are on election tourism” to the state.

TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee share the news on twitter and wrote, “The message is loud & clear – from North to South, East to West – only one name echoes across Bengal: @MamataOfficial ! The one who fights tooth & nail for her people, uplifts all & stands up for the voiceless, the only one who will take Bengal forward… #BanglaNijerMeyekeiChay