Distancing itself from the comments made by Trinamool Congress MP Moon Moon Sen praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the TMC leadership said on Wednesday the views expressed by the actor-politician were her personal views and not that of the party.
“The statement made by my colleague Moon Moon Sen is certainly not the view of the party”, TMC national spokesperson Derek O’ brien said in a statement.
Sen, a TMC MP from Bankura, told a news channel on Tuesday, “I think we should give him (Modi) a chance. He has done a very good job winning all those votes and we have to give him a chance as a Prime Minister.
“His (Modi’s) own party (BJP) is not giving him a chance. Let’s see what he does in five years and then we can go against him,” she said.
Asked about the protests against intolerance, Sen said, “We have more media today, we have more cameras, we have more microphones. So the exposure is more.”
“But tell me, wasn’t child marriage always there? Even nowadays Sati happens. These things have been prevalent in our country all along. Today they (the protestors) are able to come together, because there is a computer, there is a website. You (the media) are there,” she said.
“There is nothing new in protesting,” Sen added.