This Durga puja, Bengal police will be on their toes to ensure that people shake a leg to Didi's songs played at each police station.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has turned music composer and the state is all set to entertain an eager audience. CDs of all her songs will now be played in every police station across the state.
Nabanna turns CD dictribution centre
In fact, they will be played at the office of the police commissionerate and district headquarters. Puja pandal will be set up in sub-divisional areas and all public places where people in large numbers throng to. Bizarre as it may sound, but all police superintendents and commissioners have been instructed to collect CDs containing songs of the chief minister from Nabanna, the state secretariat where Banerjee operates from. Sources say, 3500 CDs are being kept for distribution, and the process has already begun.
Cops have no choice
All 24 districts and 6 police commissionerates will be sent hoardings bearing the chief minister's photo along with a bunch of CDs. Those CDs will further be distributed to each and every police station across the state.
Total Police station: 415
Total Police unit: 3320
Total headquarters: 180
These hoardings are said to be bearing messages encouraging people to obey traffic rules, but the songs that'll be played, will have no such messages.
Didi turns composer
Mamata Banerjee has composed seven songs for this Durga Puja, which are sung by prominent singers like Indranil, Lopamudra and Rupankar . The album is called Roudrachaya.
I am sharing with all of you my new Puja Album, “Roudrachaya”, with 7 songs penned and composed by me.— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 10, 2018
Indranil, Lopamudra and Rupankar have given their voice.
Do enjoy the songs by clicking on the links >> https://t.co/8qzRF6X2BC
Here the links to all the seven songs.— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 10, 2018
Song 1 : https://t.co/KeK71ERkg7
Song 2 : https://t.co/dyd2plWm3P
Song 3 : https://t.co/TwFOGAN9HQ
Song 4 : https://t.co/rl6zeua328
Song 5 : https://t.co/2gwNbK7fUb
Song 6: https://t.co/QUwaRJXDpi
Song 7 : https://t.co/z7thnzRXIH
Taking to Twitter, Mamata earlier informed people about this.
Opposition calls it 'emergency'
The opposition is not amused at this. Speaking to MyNation, CPI(M) Politics Bureau member Md Salim compared it with 'emergency era of Indira Gandhi'. Salim said, "This goes against the spirit of puja. The chief minister is trying to occupy every space by inaugurating pandals to reciting chandi path to composing songs and making police stations play it. This is totally undemocratic. It reminds me of Indira's emergency era when songs would be played, according to government's decision. The police is not expected to take care of law and order, but things like this."
Emergency or not, this Durga puja, Bengal police will be on their toes to ensure that people shake a leg to Didi's songs played at each police station.
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Last Updated Oct 15, 2018, 5:51 PM IST