New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday found herself on a sticky wicket when she was greeted with chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on her way to Chandrakona, West Midnapore district. Also Read - Madan Mitra, Sovan Chatterjee Suffer Breathlessness, Admitted to SSKM Hospital Hours After Arrest
A video of the Trinamool Congress chief getting out of her car in fury and asking those chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ to face her instead of running away has gone viral- eliciting a war of words between the Bengal BJP and her party TMC. Also Read - Narada Case: Calcutta High Court Stays Bail Order of TMC Ministers, MLA
The BJP was quick to outline her behaviour as intolerant and questioned why did she get angry on hearing ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants. Also Read - Trinamool Congress Workers Pelt Stones At CBI Office After Probe Agency Arrests Ministers
The video below shows a visibly agitated Mamata Banerjee getting out of her car and asking the fleeing BJP supporters to face her. Leaving the area while mumbling that they were ‘acting smart’ with her, Didi, as she is fondly called in Bengal continued her journey towards Chandrakona.
Mamata Banerjee can be heard saying, “Come, come here, why are you running away?”
To this, the TMC official Twitter hand said, “Desperate BJP in Bengal doing what they do best. Shame on their desperation to put spin on a video and create falsehood. Bengal has rejected them and they know that. They’ll have no place to hide on May 23.”
Reportedly, addressing a rally in the West Midnapore district later in the day, Mamata evoked the incident and snared that such sloganeering people will be jolted on May 23 and are forgetting that they have to stay in the state after the election.