Once West Bengal was the number 1 state in the country, with Bombay- Maharashtra catching up quickly. The state is surrounded by a hub of Industries, steel, automobiles, jute, appliances, and others. Three out of five top Industrial Houses: - Birla, JK, and Thapar were headquartered there.
In 1967, the first leftist government came to power. Violent industrial riots became the everyday norm, leaving a million workers on strike. But they were brainwashed into visualizing a golden future wherever they're going to be the house owners and decision the shots.
Aditya Birla was dragged out of his car 500 meters from his office (outside the WB Secretariat was known as Writers' Building, which is also the office of the CM and his ministers), his clothes torn off, and made to walk to his office in his underpants.
Industry closed down. Business fled. Professionals fled. Work opportunities evaporated. Education standards went down, which implies that the long run was additionally compromised. Even labor fled. And yet, the folks of geographical region unbroken selection identical folks into power until 2011 (with AN exception from 1972-77). And then, in 2011, an alternate government, led by Mamta Banerjee came to power. People choose Mamta for not choosing CPM. But now Mamta is doing worse than former CPM. Nobody is permitted to vote against TMC. If someone will dare to stand against Mamta then Mamta supporters will either kill him or they will threaten him.
Let me share, what my friend told me about West Bengal after the arrival of a new government in 2011.
2. She was recognized by magazines such as Time, Bloomberg Markets etc.
3. She already had a huge power on the central government but now it was justified with a CM post.
Inside Bengal, madness started happening:-
Park Street rape incident- where Damayanti Sen, the cop who solved the case was demoted because she went against the CM, trying conspiracy against the rape victims and we see always she cry for better safety provisions by the government.
Local liquor deaths- People who died because of toxic local liquor were given 2 Lakhs from the government. Public's money was used for compensation to people who died drinking locally brewed alcohol. Who gave the license to these liquor shops?
Tax benefits- For painting the city blue- Quite literally if you paint your building like house, office, apartment, shops etc. blue then you get a tax benefit. Why Blue? Favorite color of our CM.
Money for clubs- 2 Lakhs were allotted to all the local cultural, sports clubs to energize the youth. The fun fact was that most of the clubs were TMC affiliated.
Trident Lamps - Trident shaped lamps were installed in various parts of Bengal by the government. And each Trident shaped lamp cost Rs17, 690 Lamp and it is only of the lamp, not the installation.
State government employees- D.A. have not been paid totally, they're being asked to not bark for his or her dues by the CM herself from a public platform.
Though the controversies have kept on coming but the CM has brushed aside all these as an opposition motivated controversy. The recent one is the Jadavpur University molestation case where protesting students were beaten up and our CM said that it is a small matter.