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“Slap Mamata Banerjee…”:BJP Leader

West Bengal BJP President Sukanta Majumdar sparked controversy with disparaging remarks aimed at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during criticism of the state’s education policy. In a widely circulated video, Majumdar urged attendees at a Mathurapur rally to “slap” Banerjee instead of reprimanding their children for poor academic performance.

“When your children return from school, they can’t answer anything. You are slapping them and questioning them about what you studied in school. Instead of slapping your children, slap Mamata Banerjee because she has destroyed the education system,” Sukanta Majumdar was quoted saying by India Today.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) swiftly condemned Majumdar’s remarks, accusing him of inciting violence against Banerjee and demanding an apology for what they characterized as a misogynistic statement. TMC leaders, including Mahua Moitra and Shashi Panja, condemned the BJP’s purported disrespect towards women and urged party members to denounce Majumdar’s comments.

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The TMC’s women’s wing also announced plans to stage a rally to protest Majumdar’s statements against Banerjee. Trinamool MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar expressed dismay at Majumdar’s derogatory language towards Banerjee, questioning the motives behind such remarks and highlighting the detrimental impact of such discourse on political dialogue.

Although the BJP did not issue an official statement, an anonymous state leader distanced the party from Majumdar’s comments while criticizing Banerjee’s governance.

Majumdar’s remarks ignited a broader conversation about the appropriateness of language in political discourse, particularly concerning leaders’ treatment of women. The incident underscores the intense political polarization in West Bengal, with the BJP and TMC engaging in verbal sparring amid ongoing political tensions.

While no official statement was provided by the BJP, a state leader anonymously disapproved of the comments and distanced himself from them while criticizing Banerjee’s politics.

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