West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lost her temper for the second time this month as a group of people chanted “Jai Shri Ram” slogans as she drove past on Thursday.
Seven persons were detained on Friday for chanting “Jai Shri Ram” slogans as Mamata Banerjee’s motorcade passed through the troubled Bhatpara area of North 24 Parganas district.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo was on her way to Naihati to participate in a sit-in against violence on her party workers after the Lok Sabha poll results when the incident took place on Thursday.
In a video, which has gone viral on the social media, some men are seen shouting “Jai Shri Ram” as Mamta Banerjee’s motorcade was passing through the Bhatpara area, a scene of violence between the BJP and the TMC since the declaration of the poll results.
Losing her cool yet again over chanting of “Jai Shri Ram” slogans, an infuriated Banerjee came out of her car and asked her security officials to note down the name of the men.
“What do you think of yourself? You will come from other states, stay here and abuse us? I will not tolerate this. How dare you all abuse me? All of your names and details will be noted down,” Mamata was heard saying.
After the chief minister got into her car, the men chanted “Jai Shri Ram” again, prompting her to disembark from the vehicle once more.
Later, addressing the protest programme at Naihati, Banerjee said some BJP workers came in front of her car and abused her verbally. “Is this democracy?,” she asked.
Earlier this month, a video had surfaced during the Lok Sabha poll campaign, showing Banerjee losing her temper as some men chanted “Jai Shri Ram” when her motorcade was passing through Chandrakona in West Midnapore district.
In that video, which too had gone viral on the social media, Banerjee was seen angrily coming out of her car and saying that the men were mouthing abuses.
On Thursday, Ms Banerjee skipped Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oath in Delhi as the BJP said they would invite 50 families from Bengal to the ceremony. They were the relatives of party workers killed by Trinamool men, the BJP said.
In a curt letter posted on Twitter, Ms Banerjee said the allegation was “completely untrue”. Read about it here: -Mamata has Declined Invitation to Modi’s Swearing In Ceremony
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