BJP Launches Slogan Against TMC: A tune from Communist Italy, sung to protest against atrocities, echoes once again in West Bengal

Hours after the BJP challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to announce her candidature from Nandigram alone if she is confident of winning from that constituency, the saffron party has released a ‘Slow-Gaan’ to TMC’s campaign slogan of “Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chay” – Bengal wants its own daughter. Using an anti-communist tune from Italy, the song reiterated calls of Pishi Jao while the tweets made by the BJP leaders said Bangla Didir Theke Mukti Chay – meaning “Bengalis want to get rid of Didi”. The ‘Pishi’ (aunt) in ‘Pishi Jao’ is clearly Mamata Banerjee. ‘Pishi’ is a snide jibe at the West Bengal Chief Minister who happens to the aunt of Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee, a leader who has been accused of corruption by his opponents. Under such circumstances, ‘Pishi Jao’ is likely to resonate among significant sections of the Bengal electorate.