Kolkata: Singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has composed a song with an aim of causing embarrassment for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He has condemned farmers’ suicide in the state and urged the Mamata government to pay heed to their pathetic plight.

The song is sung: ‘Maa-Mati-Maanush ki sarkaar, tum vipaksh ko kisi bhi naam se kyu na pukaro, lekin tumhe kisano ki jarurat hai’ (You may call the opposition in whatever name but you need the farmers). ‘Maa-Mati-Maanush’ was the slogan of the TMC that it had used to come to power.

‘Bhandaar grihon mein aalu aur chawal pade hain, sarkar unhe kab bechegi? Log bhukhe mar rahe hain’ (Cold storage are jampacked with potato and rice, when you will put up these things for sale? People are dying of hunger and poverty.)

He asks in the song, “Come and answer whether the owner of the mill will buy the rice at a price fixed by the government or less than that?”

Kabir also mocked at Mamata’s promise of turning Kolkata into London by saying, “The new government has come to power at the martyrdom of poor villagers. There is a need to address the problems of the farmers at this juncture rather turning Kolkata into London.”

The Congress and the Left parties have also targeted Mamata Banerjee over the public distribution system adopted by the ruling TMC. Earlier, Suman had also criticized the state government for their actions against Maoists.

(JPN/Bureau)