Bengal minister's 'hate speech' now on billboard

Bengal minister's 'hate speech' now on billboard

Though West Bengal Food Minister Jyotipriya Mullick’s ‘Hate Speech’ is yet to get the approval of the Trinamool Congress, the party workers have put up a billboard congratulating him for his reported observation against the  CPM.

Written in Bengali and displayed at Daga Road in Dum Dum area, the hoarding besides congratulating Mullick for his valuable observation reads: ‘Don’t let CPM harmads (goons) into the party’; ‘Don’t get into any kind of relationship, friendship or truce with CPM) people’; ‘Don’t have tea with them at tea stalls;’ and ‘Don’t mingle with them and don’t discuss with them anything’.

The hoarding was put up by South Dum Dum Town Youth Trinamool Congress secretary Debashis Bandopadhyay. He  was not available for comment.  But a senior local Trinamool leader said on condition of anonymity: “This is the true feeling of every Trinamool worker at the grass-root level and the hoarding is only a reflection of that.”

“CPM used to do the same thing in the villages and now they are speaking of culture and tradition. Every Trinamool Congress worker was victimised and it is not possible for them to forget those black days,” the leader said.

Significantly, a day after the speech was delivered, Union Railway Minister and considered second  in the Trinamool Congress hierarchy Mukul Roy had said: “In the last 35 years, 35 thousand people have been killed and 13 thousand women have been raped. How can we forget that?”

Though the minister admitted that it was not in line with the party policy.



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