Won’t allow Tagore’s insult: Mamata

Purulia (West Bengal), March 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday lashed out at BJP chief Amit Shah for his remark “in the land of Rabindra Sangeet, only bomb explosion can now be heard”, saying her government will not allow disrespect of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore.

“We will not allow the insult of Rabindranath Tagore and Nazrul Islam in Bengal. People of Bengal do not forgive those who show disrespect to the great men. Some people compare bombs with Rabindra Sangeet. I have doubts about their mentality,” Banerjee said at an election rally in Purulia district.

“There will no bigger enemy than me if someone insults Bengal,” she said.

Claiming that only the bomb-making industry was flourishing under the Trinamool regime, Shah said in Kolkata earlier on Tuesday that “in the land of Rabindra Sangeet, only bomb explosion can now be heard”.

Tagore’s genre of songs is known as Rabindra Sangeet.

Taking umbrage at the comments, the Trinamool Congress supremo questioned the BJP’s efforts to rein in Maoism in Chhattisgarh.

“BJP leaders from Delhi are coming here and talking big. Why have they failed to stop Maoism in Chhattisgarh? The BJP and the Congress have governments in many states but only Bengal solved the Left Wing Extremism problem,” she added.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here