The West Bengal BJP on Friday hit out at Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee for losing her temper when a group of men shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in front of her car, asking whether it is a crime to chant the phrase in the state.
The way West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is behaving nowadays either shows her reality or she has completely lost her mind, said BJP leader Dilip Ghosh on Friday.
“Yesterday’s incident, where she got angry after hearing ‘Jai Shri Ram’ proves that Mamata Banerjee seems to have either lost her mind or it is her reality which has come out after the defeat in Lok Sabha polls,” Ghosh said at a press conference here.
Banerjee on Thursday reprimanded people chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan in Kolkata saying, “they are BJP people and criminals from outside the state.”
“These are all outsiders and BJP people, they are criminals and were abusing me. They are not from Bengal,” she said.
The incident happened as Banerjee gets off her car and reprimanded people chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’. “We will take action,” she added. Ghosh further added that Banerjee was not able to digest her defeat and is now trying to play divisive politics in the state.
The incident brought back memories of a similar episode earlier this month in West Midnapore district. A video had showed Banerjee losing her temper when some men chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ at her motorcade.
In that video, Banerjee was seen angrily coming out of her car and saying that the men were mouthing abuses.
“Mamata has lost her mind after the defeat, that is why she is hell-bent on jailing people who raise a slogan. Dictators like her cannot accept defeat, she is not able to digest her defeat. That is why she and her party leaders are engaging in divisive politics by trying to polarize Bengali and non-Bengali voters,” Ghosh added.
One being asked whether the party meeting called by Banerjee would have any effect on the prospects of Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the state, Ghosh said the West Bengal CM should try to save her party first.
“There is much time left for the Vidhansabha elections in Bengal, I would advise her to save the party first and then worry about facing the elections,” he said.
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