Garo language, which is combating for inclusion within the Eighth Schedule, has piqued Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s curiosity. Mamata claimed that she knew many languages, which incorporates Russian and Vietnamese additionally. Nevertheless, there aren’t any Khasi, Garo or Pnar on that listing. Mamata Banerjee admitted this in entrance of the residents of Meghalaya on Wednesday. Folks of Meghalaya primarily communicate these three languages. Nevertheless, earlier than coming to Meghalaya subsequent time, she is going to study these three languages from YouTube.
Throughout her public tackle right here on Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee stated she want to study the native language. “Subsequent time I come, please train me your language. I heard Dr Mukul Sangma communicate in Garo and it sounded so candy. I will probably be very blissful to study your language. In the meantime, I can begin studying Garo on YouTube,” she stated. On the finish of her speech, Mamata, who was introduced with the normal headgear kotip, linked with the general public by declaring the successful slogan from the West Bengal elections, ‘Khela hobe (the sport is on).’ West Bengal too has a Garo inhabitants. Garam Basti in Alipur Duar has a considerable Garo inhabitants. Nevertheless, the tribe is shedding its identification within the state owing to the ignorance of presidency officers.
Mamata has all the time expressed curiosity in studying totally different languages. A couple of years in the past at a commerce convention in Bengal, a video was broadly shared on the Web wherein Mamata claimed she is aware of at the very least 14 languages “however doesn’t brag about it.” She stated, “I can communicate Gujarati. I learnt Vietnamese after I visited Vietnam. I do know a bit of little bit of Russian after visiting the nation thrice. I additionally know Nagamese since I’ve labored in Nagaland for a very long time. I do know Manipuri, I do know Assamese,” Mamata stated. “I do know Oriya, Punjabi, Maratha and Bangla languages. I do know Hindi, Urdu, Gorkha, Nepali. However I don’t brag about it. Slightly I’ll really feel proud if I can communicate for them.”
Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday additionally stated that the TMC is the one credible different in Meghalaya towards the “proxy-BJP authorities” within the state gearing up for Meeting elections. Addressing a rally of TMC at Mendipathar in Garo Hills, Mamata stated, “We’re taking good care of farmers in Bengal and giving them Rs 10,000 per yr. We’re offering free rations for folks at their doorsteps, giving free training to ladies and a bank card of Rs 10 lakh for college kids. We’ve schemes for the fishermen, tribals, OBCs and all sections of society. However I’ve come to know that many villages right here lack even electrical energy. What has the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance authorities performed? Allow them to current their report card earlier than making so many massive massive guarantees.”
The Nationwide Folks’s Social gathering (NPP) now leads the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance authorities, wherein the BJP is a minor ally with two MLAs within the Home of 60. Within the 2018 Meeting elections, the TMC didn’t win a single seat however the Mamata Banerjee-led celebration abruptly grew to become the principal Opposition celebration in November 2021 when 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs, led by former CM Mukul Sangma, joined it.
That is Mamata’s first go to to the Garo Hills and second go to to Meghalaya to marketing campaign for the TMC forward of the Meeting elections. Mamata final visited Shillong on December 13. TMC has named 52 candidates. Garo Hills has 24 Meeting seats and each Mukul Sangma and Conrad Sangma (Meghalaya CM) are candidates in Garo Hills. It was on Wednesday that the Election Fee of India introduced ballot dates for Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland. The Election Fee introduced that the meeting polls will probably be held within the state of Meghalaya on February 27.