A video of the Bengal BJP chief apparently suggesting that Banerjee ought to put on Bermuda shorts to show her injured leg has triggered controversy, with the TMC slamming it as a ‘distasteful remark’
Kolkata: A video of BJP state president Dilip Ghosh apparently suggesting West Bengal Chief Minister ought to put on Bermuda shorts to show her injured leg has triggered controversy with the ruling TMC slamming it as a “distasteful comment” and ladies expressing outrage over the comment on social media.
While nobody was named within the purported speech by Ghosh, recognized for his controversial feedback up to now, most commentators took the feedback to be directed at Banerjee.
In the video, the veracity of which couldn’t be confirmed by PTI or StayNews360, Ghosh was seen stating at an election assembly in Purulia on Monday that after the forged was taken off and the foot was bandaged, she is displaying the leg to everybody.
“….she is wearing saree with one leg covered but kept another kept open for viewing. Haven’t seen anyone draping a saree in such a way. If she has to display her leg for viewing, she can very well wear Bermuda shorts. That will help to have a better view,” the BJP MP was purportedly heard stating.
এইরকম কুরুচিকর মন্তব্য @DilipGhoshBJP বাবু ছাড়া আর কারোর থেকে প্রত্যাশিত নয়!
একজন মহিলা মুখ্যমন্ত্রীর সম্বন্ধে এইরকম নিন্দনীয় ভাষা প্রয়োগ প্রমাণ করে যে @BJP4Bengal নেতারা মহিলাদের সম্মান করে না।
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) March 24, 2021
Sharply reacting to the purported remark by the BJP chief, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) stated in a Twitter publish in Bengali, “We can expect such distasteful comments only from Dilip Ghosh. His deplorable comments about a woman chief minister proves Bengal BJP leaders don’t know how to show respect to women. Mothers and sisters of Bengal will give a befitting reply to such insults to Mamata Banerjee on 2 May.”
Trinamool Congress MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar stated in a tweet, “It now seems that the position of @BJP4Bengal State President has been merely lowered to that of venom-spitting.
It now seems that the position of @BJP4Bengal State President has been merely lowered to that of venom-spitting. From scathing assaults in direction of the CM of Bengal to violence in direction of @AITCofficial staff – he has conveniently crossed all limits.
Shocking phrases, as soon as once more! pic.twitter.com/cBolkvpJvF
— Dr. KakoliGDastidar (@kakoligdastidar) March 24, 2021
TMC MP Mahua Moitra’s tweet on Dilip Ghosh’s comment stated “@BJP WB Pres asks in a public assembly why Mamatadi is carrying a saree, she must be carrying Bermuda shorts to show her leg higher.
@BJP WB Pres asks in public assembly why Mamatadi is carrying a saree, she must be carrying “Bermuda” shorts to show her leg higher
And these perverted wicked monkeys suppose they will win Bengal?
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) March 24, 2021
BJP spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya instructed PTI, there was no have to create an argument over the comment.
“I feel such feedback shouldn’t be taken severely. The chief minister makes many intemperate remarks in opposition to the BJP and our leaders at public conferences. Dilip Ghosh is a beneficiant particular person. Even if he made such a remark at a rally, it needs to be saved in thoughts that many issues are stated at election conferences which shouldn’t be all the time thought-about severely.
“Ghosh has great respect for the chief minister. So no controversy should be created,” Bhattacharya stated.
Ghosh who was campaigning in Purulia district on Tuesday couldn’t be reached for his response.
The BJP state president has earlier been within the midst of controversies for his feedback which ranged from claims that `desi’ (Indian) cows milk have gold content material to calls for that Balakot-like surgical strikes be carried out on Jadavpur college to drive out communists.
His purported remark triggered protest on Facebook too with some girls expressing outrage.
“Dear Dilipda. If males can exit in public in Bermuda shorts baring their legs, girls hope you should have no situation with them carrying Bermudas as nicely.
“It is very comfortable for both genders. And certainly, the CM can wear it if she wishes,” Chaitali Biswas, a Facebook person, posted in her timeline inviting many likes.
The chief minister sustained accidents on her left leg, hip, forearm, neck and shoulder at an incident in Nandigram quickly after submitting her nomination papers on March 10.
She had alleged that the BJP hatched a conspiracy to forestall her from campaigning by organising an assault, a cost denied by the saffron camp.
The Election Commission had concluded that the chief minister had suffered accidents following an accident, as a consequence of a safety lapse.
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