CM Mamata in Soup for 'Insulting National Anthem' During Mumbai Visit
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sparked a controversy for allegedly insulting the National Anthem
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sparked a controversy for allegedly insulting the National Anthem. A complaint has been filed against the West Bengal CM in Mumbai. Complainant alleged that Banerjee started singing the National Anthem while being seated. Besides, she abruptly stopped singing the anthem after 4 or 5 verses.
A video of the WB CM surfaced on social media platforms where she could be seen sitting and starting the National Anthem and then stopping halfway abruptly.
A leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, Mumbai, filed a Police Complaint against Banerjee for “showing utter disrespect to the national anthem”. He posted a copy of the complaint on Twitter.
The West Bengal BJP also criticised the CM for her act. They wrote, “Mamata Banerjee was sitting down at first then stood up and stopped singing halfway the national anthem of India. Today, as a Chief Minister, she has insulted the culture of Bengal, the national anthem and the country, and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore!”
Several political leaders slammed Banerjee for this gesture, calling this act “demeaning"