Kolkata: The citizens has already witnessed about their favourite club Kolkata Knight Riders and Athletico De Kolkata’s grand felicitation (given by the West Bengal Government) after they won the prestigious tournament in previous years. This year Mohunbagan won the I-league trophy. Fans were expecting same kind of celebration for their favourite club. But Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal Government dissapointed them. As MojunBagan haven’t got any kind of felicitaion or award till now from the government. Bagan officials are also not happy with it.
Srinjoy Bose, Assistant General Secretary of the club said on this issue , ‘frankly speaking, we are gutted to see the shyness from the state government who spontaneously came up to host extravaganza while Kolkata Knight Riders, Atletico de Kolkata won IPL, ISL respectively. One of the team is owned by Mumbai-based movie stars while other is having a bandwagon of prominent business heads, where is the legacy? Mohun Bagan, the national club, is nothing less than a part and parcel of Bengali life. Don’t the boys deserve an acknowledgment from the government so that they could feel the adrenalin flowing within themselves? We expect more cooperation and synergy from the ministers and other political personnel to run a smooth show. Political personalities, who are known to be East Bengal supporters, come forward more spontaneously in support of the club whatsoever be the aspect compared to their counterparts who are branded as Mariners. We also hail from the same city; we too sweat it out to keep the flag flying high. Why are we stranded at the receiving end of wrong prejudices?’