Birbhum: Trinamool Congress leader and the party’s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mandal’s comment on veteran poet Sankha Ghosh triggered controversy.
Reacting to a poem by Ghosh, posted on his webpage, Mandal questioned the poet’s right to doubt the development work carried out in the district. “We had so far known Tagore and Nazrul as poets. What kind of a poet are you? Can’t you see the development?” said Mandal, while addressing a panchayat poll rally in Birbhum.
His comment evoked criticism in the letrary circle in Kolkata. Anubrata Mondal always raised controversy by his words and speech.