Kolkata: Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo on Monday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is an experienced politician but her decision to stop people from chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan is abnormal and bizarre.
Supriyo advised the West Bengal chief minister to uphold the dignity of post she holds. The BJP MP from Asansol said that Mamata should take a break for a few days. He added that the growing popularity of BJP in West Bengal has left Mamata completely rattled.
“Mamata Banerjee is an experienced politician but her behaviour is abnormal & bizarre. She should keep in mind the dignity of the post she holds. She should take a break for a few days.She’s rattled by BJP’s presence in Bengal,” Supriyo was quoted as saying by ANI.
The BJP MP remarked that the West Bengal CM has now become the reason behind many memes on social media and this is not a good sign. Supriyo added that he will ask the people of his constituency to send ‘Get Well Soon’ cards to Mamata. “She is the cause for so many memes on social media, it is not good for anyone. From my constituency Asansol, we will send ‘Get Well Soon’ cards to Mamata Banerjee. Something is definitely not well with Didi, and she needs to answer that,” noted Supriyo.
On Sunday, Mamata had slammed the BJP and accused it of using the ‘Jai Sri Ram’ slogan for political gains. The TMC chief also accused the BJP of ”mixing politics with religion” by using the ‘Jai Sri Ram’ slogan. ”BJP is mixing religion with politics by using ‘Jai Sri Ram’ slogan,” she had said.
Mamata took to Facebook and wrote that “some BJP supporters are trying to spread hatred ideology through one section of media – the so-called BJP media and the so-called fake video, fake news, misinformation and disinformation to create confusion and to suppress truth and reality.” Mamata also said that she has “no problem” with any particular slogan of political parties.
“Every political party has its own slogan. My party has Jai Hind, Vande Mataram. The Left has Inquilab Zindabad. Others have different slogans. We respect each other… Jai Sia Ram, Jai Ram Ji Ki, Ram Naam Satya hai etc have religious and social connotations. We respect these sentiments,” she remarked.