‘Insulted in front of PM’: Mamata Banerjee slams BJP over Netaji event

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday, slammed the BJP, over the Victoria Memorial incident on January 23, where the BJP supporters chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ before she began speaking at an event.

Mamata said that the saffron party has insulted West Bengal and it will not be tolerated.

“Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is everyone’s leader…They were teasing me in front of the Prime Minister… I don’t believe in guns, I believe in politics. BJP has insulted Netaji and Bengal,” Banerjee said.

Recently many leaders of the Trinamool Congress joined BJP including prominent names like Suvendu Adhikari. 

Mamata said those who want to leave TMC should leave as early as possible. “Bengal and TMC don’t need you. “The party would have not given them a ticket so they are leaving in fear,” she said.

On Saturday, Mamata refused to speak at an event organised to celebrate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary. She said she was insulted at the event.

Mamata said the dignity of government programmes must be maintained because it is not the programme of a political party.