In a video that is going viral on social media, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is seen getting enraged after some people raised slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” while her convoy was passing.
In the video, some boys are seen raising slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” while the convoy of the Chief Minister was passing. However, suddenly Banerjee stopped her vehicle and came out of it enraged. In the last few seconds she can be seen shouting at the people who go silent. Banerjee can be seen saying, “Palachhis keno? Haridas sob. Galagali dichhe.” (Why are you running away? You riff raff. Badmouthing me.)
Local people said the video was shot in the Radhaballavpur area of Chandrakona in West Midnapore.
The BJP has reacted sharply to the incident saying, “She (Banerjee) feels that the words Jai Shriram are an insult but recites wrong mantras (Sanskrit scripts offered to Hindu gods) wherever she goes. Why is she so scared of Jai Shriram? Are these words illegal in West Bengal? She should decide that first,” said Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh.
Meanwhile, reports say the boys were later taken into custody by the police. Now it is being questioned whether saying “Jai Shri Ram” has become a crime in West Bengal.