Assets Belong To Country; PM Doesn't Own Them: Mamata On NMP; BJP Hits Back

An argument has erupted in West Bengal over the organisers of a Durga puja deciding to place up an idol of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at their marquee alongside Goddess Durga”s, frightening indignant reactions from the opposition BJP which known as the transfer “nauseating” and one which damage the sensibilities of Hindus of the state.

Famous clay modeller Mintu Pal is sculpting the fibreglass idol at his Kumartuli studio draping the “deity” within the TMC supremo”s favorite white colored tant saree and her trademark flip-flop slippers besides.

“I have studied photos and videos of honorable CM as reference point. The way she walks, speaks, interacts with the public, while moulding the face of the idol,” Pal advised PTI on Friday.

The ten palms of the deity, as an alternative of holding weapons, could have depiction of initiatives like Kanyashree, Swastha Sathi, Rupashree, Sabujsathi and Lakshmir Bhandar amongst others. The organisers, he stated, need to inform individuals in regards to the varied universally acclaimed growth initiatives launched by her authorities.

The BJP is, nonetheless, not amused.

“This deification of Mamata Banerjee, who has blood of innocent Bengalis on her hand, following the gruesome post poll violence in Bengal, is nauseating. This is an insult to goddess Durga. Mamata Banerjee must stop this. She is hurting the sensibilities of Hindus of Bengal,” wrote the occasion”s IT division head Amit Malviya on Twitter.

Banerjee”s Nandigram nemesis Suvendu Adhikari additionally noticed crimson.

“When someone tries to elevate you to God”s stature only to please you & your silence indicates consent, it means your ego has reached a point where conscience can”t hold it accountable,” he wrote on the microblogging web site.

Next to the fibreglass idol, a clay picture of Durga and her progeny shall be saved for worship.

“The entire pandal will be themed on Lakshmir Bhandar,” an organiser of the puja by Unnayan Samithi Club at Keshtopur in northern a part of metropolis stated. Lakshmir Bhandar is an revenue help scheme launched by the federal government below which the feminine heads of a family will get an help of Rs 500-1,000 a month.

The Bhawanipore 75 Pally puja committee has adopted the “Ghorer Meye” (daughter of the home) theme this 12 months to toast Banerjee”s return to energy for a 3rd successive time period, a committee official Subrata Das stated.

Mamata Banerjee is the Ghorer Meye of Bhawanipore. Many hoardings hailing her as Bhawanipore”s daughter have come up here in the last two months,” he stated.

Banerjee lives in her non-public home in Bhawanipore and represented the constituency previously. After her defeat in Nandigram, the fiery chief will seemingly contest from Bhawanipore as soon as once more. 


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