A TMC parliamentarian compared party chief Mamata Banerjee to national icons like Rabindranath Tagore, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi and said on Wednesday the West Bengal chief minister’s photograph should be kept in every household in the country.
TMC MP from Bengal’s Basirhat, Idris Ali, came to Parliament on Wednesday sporting an orange kurta created and designed in Kolkata’s College Street, with the face of Banerjee drawn on it.
Ali said Mamata Banerjee’s photograph is kept in nearly all the households in the state.
“Just like people keep the photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, I think, her (Banerjee’s) picture should also be hung in every household across the country,” he said.
He said she is a very popular leader who has led the Opposition attack against the government’s decision ti demonetise Rs 500/1000 notes.
He said Banerjee leads a very simple life and she has also taken up the cause of the poor. Many leaders from various parties also greeted him after they saw the kurta in Parliament, he added.