CPM leader's obscene remark against Mamata Banerjee sparks outrage
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TMC leader and Industry and Parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters that Rahman has used words about a woman which cannot be told. "It has tarnished the culture of Bengal and lowered our heads."
"Such use of foul language is unheard of in the political history of Bengal," said Chatterjee, who submitted video and newspaper clippings about the comments made at a rally at Itahar in North Dinajpur district yesterday to the Assembly secretary along with the privilege notice.
"We hope the Speaker will take up the matter. We will demand appropriate punishment," he said.
Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee said, "I feel ashamed to think that he was a minister in the erstwhile Left Front government. People will know whom they have sent to the Assembly. Does he not have sisters at home?"
Disapproving Rahman's remark, CPI(M) state secretariat member Shyamal Chakraborty said, "Anisur has not done the right thing by making such comments. He is not that sort of man. I will inquire why he suddenly made such a comment. He will be summoned."
"A responsible leader should not make such comments about any woman, not only the chief minister," Chakraborty said.
Condemning the remarks, WBPCC President and party MP Pradip Bhattacherjee said "It is vulgar. If such language is used by a person then where is difference between civilised persons and brutes?"
BJP leader Tathagata Roy said "It does not speak well of Bengal's culture and I strongly condemn it."