The fight of West Bengal took an ugly turn on the 10th of December when the BJP president JP Nadda was attacked by the alleged TMC supporters during a political rally. Bengal is known for its bloody elections and this incident highlighted the grave situation in which the elections will happen this time.
Although Mamta Banerjee’s party unequivocally condemned the attack and also the chief minister ordered an inquiry in the matter but it unlikely that the BJP will downplay the act and will not make it a political issue.
The state is witnessing bloody clashes between the BJP and TMC supporters for a while now and it is continuing without any sign of its end in sight. The exact reason for these kinds of clashes is blamed on the power struggle between the incumbent and challengers who in this case are BJP and TMC. Surprisingly despite these unhealthy political battles, the economic indicators of the states remain strong, although there were some objections regarding the objectivity of the indicators nothing against the indicators has been proved on the ground yet.
These kinds of political clashes are a sign of a rise in political intolerance in the state which sooner or later is going to affect the economic and social indicators of the state.
It is left to witness for the future, that how the 2021 elections will unfold, there are major chances that the Election Commission might take the help of Central Reserve forces and conduct them under heavy police presence across the state or they might also rely on state police. But this time it is guaranteed that the EC will keep more than ordinary vigilance on the activities of the different factions of the parties involved. Nevertheless, in this scenario, one as a common man can only hope that the future lies in a healthy exchange of dialogue and a peaceful political process.