Shatarup Ghosh of CPI(M) accuses Trinamool Congress as a political party formed by thieves. ‘We have seen many incidents in which corrupt individuals are seeking shelter in some political parties. But some thieves coming together to form their own political party, is a unique case. That is what we can say about Trinamool Congress (TMC). Narada News sting videos corroborated that fact’ Ghosh said in an exclusive interview.
Shatarup Ghosh is the CPI(M) candidate in Kasba assembly constituency of South 24 Paraganas district. The 29 year old young leader is contesting against Ahmed Javed Khan of TMC.
Javed Khan, the sitting MLA is the minister for disaster management in the government led by Mamata Banerjee. He had defeated Shatarup Ghosh by a margin of about 20,000 votes in the 2011 polls.
Ghosh, a post graduate in Economics entered into politics through SFI, the student wing of CPI(M). He is pretty confident that he would defeat Khan. He alleges that he had been threatened by Trinamool workers while campaigning. Police arrested six people who had allegedly threatened Ghosh that he will be killed after the election.
Lack of employment is the major problem faced by the youngsters in Bengal, according to Ghosh. He condemned Mamata for not developing industries to generate employment. “We have seen Mamata Banerjee’s different pictures -inauguarating exhibitions with her paintings or portraits, selfie with Amitabh Bachchan or teaching Sania Mirza how to play Tennis. Not a single picture of the chief minister cutting a ribbon and inaugurating a new factory in Bengal,” Ghosh said.
He said the Vivekananda Flyover collapse was a pointer to the level of corruption that has gripped the government of West Bengal. ‘This is not a natural calamity. It is an act done by the leaders and ministers of the ruling party. People have died due to their corrupt dealings,” Ghosh.
Like most of the opposition, he also believes that the government figures on the death toll is a lie. “Many of my friends who work in the media and health department told me that they saw more than sixty dead bodies being carried to to the hospitals in the initial stage of the rescue operations. So there should be an independent probe in this matter. Government is hiding the actual figures on death toll.”
Ghosh has no doubt that CPI(M) will emerge victorious in this election. “In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, 61 percent of the people voted against the TMC. That means the majority of the people was against the ruling party. But their votes were scattered. This led to the idea of an alliance with the Congress to unite the anti-incumbent votes together. This will lead to the end of Mamata rule in Bengal.”