Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her ‘ashamed of being born an Indian’ remark. The ruling party on centre has said that such statement was insulting to everyone who had voted her to power.
“Mamata, after enjoying power for decades where people showed love, and affection and supported her all through her political career, now is paying them back by saying such things. She is insulting all those who supported her all through these years,” BJP leader S Prakash said.
Banerjee triggered controversy by saying that, “every religious group must live in harmony and not lift swords on each other. It is a matter of great shame that I was born on this land.”
Reportedly, her statement comes after BJP leader Shyamapada Mondal accused her of ‘practicing politics of appeasement’ and indulging in theatrics.
“Only Bengal can stop the wave of the intolerance that is going on in the country in the name of religion. I feel bad when I see that this is my country,” said Mamata.