Crossing the line: Mamata Banerjee takes the lead in use of foul language
A new kind of intimidation tactic has emerged in the political theatre of West Bengal, and this time the chief minister herself stands as the accused. Mamata Banerjee has led her party colleagues in hitting a new low of foul language usage in political discourse.Updated: Dec 08, 2014 07:18 IST
A new kind of intimidation tactic has emerged in the political theatre of Bengal, and this time the chief minister herself stands as the accused. Mamata Banerjee has led her party colleagues in hitting a new low of foul language use.
The latest episode happened a day after the CBI arrested Srinjoy Bose, Trinamool Congress MP.
While speaking to party workers on November 22, the CM said, “Ke tumi salla? Naam jane na keu. (Who are you bugger? No one knows your name),” while targeting a BJP leader.
On December 3, Banerjee once again crossed limits of decency in speech: “Nijeyra kortey pareyni, jara korchhey sharakkhon tadeyr pechhoney ki korey bamboo dewa jay tar chinta korey jachhey. (They couldn’t themselves work for the people, they are always trying to figure out how to shove bamboos up the... of those who are doing it).”
“Mamata is feeling threatened, and therefore, resorting to such language and behaviour,” BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh claimed.
In June, TMC MP Tapas Paul had threatened to unleash his boys and rape women supporters of CPI(M). Food minister Jyotipriyo Mullick also asked his supporters to socially boycott CPI(M) workers, and even treat them as one treats venomous snakes.
First Published: Dec 08, 2014 00:12 IST