Khela hobe is the war cry of Mamata Banerjee supporters, but will this game affect Bangladesh?
Gopal Krishna Gokhale -- an early 20th century Indian social reformer and a proponent of selfrule is widely considered to be a rare liberal voice in the sub-continent’s political tradition. He greatly admired Bengal, and famously said: “What Bengal thinks today, India will think tomorrow.”
Well, when it comes to Hindu nationalism, (the Indian/Hindu/West) Bengal is definitely not a front-runner. While the Hindu chauvinist BJP gained parliamentary strength in New Delhi throughout the 1990s and formed successive governments during 1998-2004, West Bengal continued to vote for communists.