In yet another instance, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, expressed her displeasure over chanting of “Jai Shree Ram” as soon as she was called to address a gathering. The CM recused herself from commenting against the “Jai Shree Ram” chanters, however, advised her opponents from disrespecting her as a guest. “This is not fair to Insult someone whom you have invited. In protest, I am not going to speak anything,” responded Mamata Banerjee while being visibly angry at the whole episode. “Jai Hind, Jai Bangla” said CM Banerjee in her concluding remarks.
Essentially, CM Mamata Banerjee was present in a public event at Victoria Memorial on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on Saturday, Jan 23. The episode captured several lenses after CM Mamata Banerjee was called at the event to address the gathering at the event. However, before she spoke, several persons present at the event started chanting “Jai Shree Ram”.
“I think the government programme should have some dignity. This is a government programme and not a political party’s programme. I am grateful to the Prime Minister and Cultural Ministry for organising an event in Kolkata,” responded Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee to the chanting of “Jai Shree Ram” presumably by her opponents at the event, quoted ANI.
It is to be noted that this was not the first moment when CM Mamata Banerjee has marked her exasperation over chanting of “Jai Shree Ram”. At several moments, ‘Didi’ has responded aggressively to the chanters of “Jai Shree Ram”. At one instance, she booked several chanters of “Jai Shree Ram”. The events of exchange of verbal spat and aggression between the two prominent parties viz; Mamata Banerjee led TMC and saffron party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are making headlines from poll bound West Bengal.
In all possibilities, West Bengal will go for Assembly Elections in February 2021. Consequently, the ruling political party TMC is making all the efforts to retain power in the state while BJP is very confident of acquiring power in Bengal this year.