Guwahati: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday lost her cool over sloganeering at a Netaji event in Kolkata and walked out of it without delivering her speech.
She said that “government programme should have some dignity” and “it is not fair to insult someone whom you have invited”. The event was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The event was organised to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Victoria memorial in Kolkata.
Reportedly, a section of the crows indulged in sloganeering and chanted “Jai Shree Ram”, when it was Mamata’s turn to give her speech.
She said that the audience should honor such a programme and refrain from creating a commotion while such an event was underway.
The chief minister then went on to announce that she will not be giving her speech as a mark of protest against the raised slogans.
Cutting short her speech she said, “It is a government programme where people from all parties and religions are involved. It doesn’t suit you to insult someone after inviting them. As a protest, I won’t speak anything”, PTI reported.
However, she thanked Prime Minister Modi and the culture ministry for organising Netaji’s programme in Kolkata.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier announced that the birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose would be celebrated as ‘Parakram Diwas’.
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