Mamata’s poem after Vidyasagar bust vandalism

Bengal CM's viral poem apparently critical of the BJP for its alleged role in vandalising the bust of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar

By The Telegraph in Calcutta
  • Published 18.05.19, 2:36 AM
  • Updated 18.05.19, 2:36 AM
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Mamata Banerjee The Telegraph file picture

Mamata Banerjee posted a poem titled Lojjito (Ashamed) on Facebook on Friday evening.

Although the Trinamul Congress chief did not take credit for it, sources in her party said she wrote it herself.

The Bengali poem is apparently critical of the BJP for its alleged role in vandalising the bust of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar at Vidyasagar College in Calcutta on Tuesday evening, during BJP chief Amit Shah’s road show.

Posted at 7.46pm, the poem went viral in a matter of minutes.

Lojjito

Bhaangtey shikheychho

Gortey sheykhoni

Bhangai tomadeyr kaaj,

Bhaangtey geley thaamtey hobey

Chhi chhi neiko laaj.

Haat-pa bhaangley jora laagey

Hridoy bhaangley jorey na,

Maayer jeebon shesh holeyo

Maa kokhono haaraay na.

Oitijhyo niye khelchho khyala

Banglakey niye khelo na,

Shonshkritir jaagoron Banglar mukti

Eto obogya koro na.

Tomadeyr aachhey ortheyr jor

Aar aamadeyr praanbhora shroddha

Bidyar shaagor, aamra

lojjito

Khoma chaoar nei spordha!!!!

Ashamed

You have learnt to break

Not to build

Breaking is your doing,

One must to stop before breaking, Tush tush, there is no shame.

Limbs heal when broken

Hearts don’t,

A mother’s life may end

But she is never lost.

You are playing games with heritage

Don’t play with Bengal,

The awakening of culture is Bengal’s emancipation

Do not treat it with such disdain.

You have the strength of money

And our lives are filled with respect

Vidya’s sagar, we are ashamed

There isn’t the audacity to seek forgiveness!!!!

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