Party workers throw money at women dancers during TMC celebrations

The Trinamool Congress in West Bengal have stirred fresh controversy after they were seen dancing and throwing money at girls during the party's foundation day celebrations on Tuesday.

The incident took place at South 24 Parganas district, right opposite the local police station, where the party workers were celebrating the party's 15th foundation day.

The event was sponsored by the Trinamool party and organised by TMC zilla parishad member Meer Taheer Ali.

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A section of civil society and Opposition parties have condemned it, calling it a vulgar show.

Coming at a time when the nation is outraged after the Delhi gangrape victim's death and are protesting against sexual assault against women, the incident has triggered a huge controversy.

Theatre director and actor Usha Ganguly told NDTV, "This is very sad and shocking. This is not the whole culture in Bengal. When so much is happening, when the girl died, you don't expect such things from any political party."

It was only at 11:30 pm, after the recording of the programme began airing on the local television channels, police stopped the show, claiming it was being held without permission.

Reports say the police was forced to swing into action after they received calls from a leader high in the Trinamool hierarchy.

Updated Date: Jan 02, 2013 10:27 AM

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