West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee lost her temper for the second time on Thursday when a group of BJP followers chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Modi” while she was on her way to a sit-in venue. Her motorcade was passing through North Parganas district.
Mamata Banerjee was heading for a sit-in protest against the alleged attacks on her Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers in Barrackpore for which she blamed the BJP.
Like she did in the past, this time too, Mamata Banerjee got off her car and reprimanded sloganeers. Didi also called them “criminals”, “outsiders” and worse.
What followed was a fully dramatic scene right from a Bengali movie ‘Fatakeshto’ as she borrowed the Mithun Chakraborty’s dialogue from the film to express her anger.
“I know all these people… I challenge them… if I hit you here — remember the Mithun Chakraborty dialogue? ‘If I hit you here…’ I can’t say the dialogue as he talks about dead bodies and I will not say such things. But I will say — I will hit you here and justice will be delivered somewhere else,” said an angry Mamata Banerjee.
In a video that is doing the rounds on the internet, Mamata Banerjee can be seen bringing her convoy to a halt and saying “chamra gutiye debo” in Bengali which roughly translates to “I will skin you alive”.
In the recently concluded Lok Sabha Elections, West Bengal witnessed a saffron surge. From barely 2 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, BJP took a humungous jump and sealed 18 out of 42 seats this time.
Over the last one week, TMC has witnessed an exodus as several MLAs and councilors joined BJP.
This is not the first time that Mamata Banerjee has expressed her anger on the opposition supporters. Previously in a similar incident, Mamata Banerjee reprimanded a group of people who shouted ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and said that they do not deserve to stay in the state of West Bengal.