West Bengal BJP leader calls Mamata Banerjee 'eunuch'; TMC says people will give 'befitting reply'

Midnapore (WB): A West Bengal BJP leader on Sunday described Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a eunuch, while accusing her of practising the politics of appeasement.

While addressing a party meeting at Chandrakona in West Midnapore district, the party's state committee member Shyamapada Mondal alleged that Banerjee has been doing what Muslims do as their religious practice.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

"Mamata Banerjee is practising the politics of appeasement and indulging in theatrics. We cannot understand whether Mamata Banerjee is a man or a woman. I would say she has become a 'hijra' (eunuch) as you see them in trains and buses," he said amid laughters by party supporters.

Asked to comment on the episode, Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee said the BJP was creating an unhealthy political environment in the state.

"By making such remarks, they are thinking that they will make their party stronger," Chatterjee told PTI.

"But they should remember that it is Bengal. This will not be so easy here. People will give them a befitting reply," he said.


Published Date: May 01, 2017 08:09 am | Updated Date: May 01, 2017 08:09 am


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