Mamata's nephew attacks Subramanian Swamy; demands apology

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2014 16:24 IST

Just a day after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy termed the Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee ‘jihadi didi’, her nephew and Trinamool MP, Abhishek Banerjee, attacked Swamy demanding that Swamy withdraw his comments and issue unconditional apology.

Banerjee lashed out at Swamy through an open letter that was posted on his Facebook account on Monday.

“You should withdraw those unwarranted comments and apologise unconditionally in front of the country,” wrote Banerjee in his Facebook post.

Banerjee did not go into the merits/facts of the Burdwan incident, but chose to dwell on the Bengal chief minister’s credentials and contribution to the state.

“Mamata Banerjee is the messiah of the poor, a person who has stood for the betterment and the upliftment of the masses, irrespective of the caste, creed and religion or colour. You are spreading this false propaganda and creating apocryphal and spurious stories because you know she is the only honest politician in the country,” wrote Banerjee.

He (Banerjee) slammed Swamy by posing questions on his credentials. “May I please ask you about your credentials and contribution towards the society at large, which I dare say is hardly worth remembering. It seems you have started a new innings for the Bharatiya Janata Party by targeting individuals you can’t face democratically. You can fight a court case but not an election,” Banerjee added.

This post after Swamy's attack on Mamata Banerjee went viral on Sunday.

“On the day of Gandhi Jayanti, 2 Indian Mujahideen Jihadis were killed and a third injured critically in West Bengal's Burdwan town. They were making IEDs for their RDX explosives when it blew up in the house of a Trinamool Congress leader Nurul Hasan Choudhury. Also used as regional Trinamool Congreess party HQ. Housed woman and children to avoid suspicion,” read Swamy's post.

The post adds, “Two women held them off at gunpoint threatening to blow up the house. Bengal police waited politely while the women burnt several documents and vital evidence (instead of tending to their blown up husbands.”

Swamy wrote in the post that the documents and incriminating evidence show links to the Al-Qaeda and Indian Mujahideen, along with 55 IEDs and RDX, electronic equipment, maps and SIM cards along with some half-burnt Arabic books.

Soon after Swamy updated his post on the micro-blogging site, the term ‘jihadi didi’ went viral. The latest trending hashtag on Twitter is #JihadiDidi. Right from memes to status updates to photos, there is cyber furore over the Burdwan incident.

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