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Mamata invites Buddha to film fest

kolkata Updated: Nov 09, 2011 23:54 IST
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee humbled her critics and political enemies on Wednesday.

First, at a post lunch press conference at Alimuddin Street, CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose stunned journalists with offensive language when asked for his views on the Trinamool Congress threat to withdraw support from the UPA government over petrol price hike.

Within a few hours CM Mamata Banerjee also stunned the media and, Alimuddin Street.

She called upon former CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee at his residence and invited him to the inauguration of the 17th Kolkata Film Festival on Thursday. But Bhattacharjee declined the invitation citing prior commitments.

Within an hour, Biman Bose issued a statement saying it was wrong of him to have made the remarks. "Even I cannot accept what I had said. Relationship between the Congress and Trinamool is their internal matter. I did not realise that use of some specific words would carry a different connotation. I am sorry and will be more careful in future."