Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
PTI Photo (PTI6_23_2016_00

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while speaking in the Assembly ON Tuesday said that West Bengal will celebrate 'Khela Hobe diwas', after Trinamool Congress' slogan 'Khela hobe' took everybody by storm during the Assembly elections earlier this year.

"People have appreciated 'Khela Hobe', so we will have 'Khela Hobe Diwas'," Banerjee said.

During the election campaigns and through social media, both the Trinamool and the BJP have been raising the slogan 'Khela hobe' to challenge their opponent. There have been viral videos of politicians dancing to the tune of 'Khela hobe'.

Another slogan that TMC had launched while trying to drum up support for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is, 'Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chaye' (Bengal wants their own daughter).


Literal meaning of 'Khela hobe'

The slogan is in Bengali and the literal meaning of this term is 'the game will happen'.

Origin of the slogan

The slogan was first used by Bangladesh's Awami League MP Shamim Osman a few years ago. 'Khela hobe' slogan was coined by Narayanganj MP Shamim Osman four years ago.

Know who wrote 'Khela Hobe' song

TMC spokesperson and general secretary of the party's youth wing, Debangshu Bhattacharya, originally wrote the lyrics for the 'Khela hobe' jingle.

Debangshu Bhattacharya is a civil engineer by profession and is in his 20s. He has emerged as a crowd-puller for the Trinamool party.

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