Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Civil society riled by Mamata's uncivil words

Never in her political career has West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee been renowned for prudence, but she seems now quite set on surpassing all her previous records


Civil society riled by Mamata's uncivil words (© Reuters)

Kolkata: What ails Bengal's didi? After dubbing women villagers protesting against gang-rape and murder as "Maoists" and "CPI-M activists", she accused the entire opposition and the media of "hatching a plot" to eliminate her and even called panellists in talk shows as being involved in "pornography".

Never in her political career has West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee been renowned for prudence, but she seems now quite set on surpassing all her previous records.

Apparently rattled by the all-round criticism over the spate of rape incidents in the state, Banerjee has been calling people names and making insinuations about detractors in public meetings.

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