The number of "so-called political leaders having no spines" is growing, a post on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's Facebook profile said on Saturday.
The post on the popular social networking site also urged the youth to stand up.
"Nowadays, I'm not surprised when I see growing numbers of so-called political leaders having no spines. In my opinion, it has become a potential area of doing research work on this aspect," the post read.
The post said lack of ideals, courage and links with roots of common people had led to leaders becoming weak and afraid to fight for the cause of common people and reveal the truth.
"Let us dedicate ourselves for the common people. I appeal to the young generation to awake, fight, stand up and instil a spirit of mind without fear," read the post which has received over 600 likes and 200 comments.
Of the comments, the one by Shubhashis Bhattacharya stands out: "It is the world of sycophants where spines don't work. Dinesh Trivedi (former railway minister) had one perhaps, but you've chosen someone else. Have you ever checked the structure of your party? Where are the spines? And if you boast of your spine, where is the head?"