NL Interview: Trinamool spokesman on his party's corruption, 'Left terror', and Khela Hobe

Debangshu Bhattacharya wrote the lyrics to the party’s anthem Khela Hobe.

WrittenBy:NL Team

At a small tea shop on the way from Maynaguri to Jalpaiguri in Bengal, Manisha Pande caught up with the Trinamool Congress spokesman Debangshu Bhattacharya, who wrote the lyrics to the party’s latest anthem Khela Hobe.

Debangshu talks about the song, political violence in Bengal, Trinamool’s ideology, allegations of corruption against the incumbent party and of authoritarianism against its leader Mamata Banerjee.

Blaming the Left for the state’s “culture of political violence”, the spokesman says, “Didi believes in creating both shopping malls and small businesses.”

He also explains why he thinks the BJP is an outsider in Bengal.



Power NL-TNM Election Fund

General elections are around the corner, and Newslaundry and The News Minute have ambitious plans together to focus on the issues that really matter to the voter. From political funding to battleground states, media coverage to 10 years of Modi, choose a project you would like to support and power our journalism.

Ground reportage is central to public interest journalism. Only readers like you can make it possible. Will you?

Support now


We take comments from subscribers only!  Subscribe now to post comments! 
Already a subscriber?  Login

You may also like