Complaint filed against Mamata Banerjee for disrespecting National Anthem
A Mumbai BJP leader had filed a complaint against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for disrespecting the National Anthem. Banerjee, during a conference with eminent personalities in Mumbai, was allegedly seen singing the National Anthem while sitting and then abruptly stopped after singing 4-5 verses.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a two-day visit to the financial capital of India has again found herself stuck in a controversy. During a conference with some of the eminent personalities in Mumbai’s Y.B. Chavan Centre, Mamata was seen singing the National Anthem in a sitting posture, she later stood up after the first verse. Not only this, but she even did not complete the National Anthem and stopped after saying ‘Jai Maharashtra’, ‘Jai Bengal’, and ‘Jai Bharat’ after 4-5 verses.
The video of the same went viral on all the major social media platforms and Mamata received a huge backlash from Netizens. A leader of BJP Mumbai filed a police complaint against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for disrespecting the National Anthem. Y.B. Chavan Centre in Nariman Point later on Wednesday afternoon.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was quick to target the TMC supremo and the West Bengal CM. Taking it to Twitter, the National President of BJP Yuva Morcha, Tejasvi Surya wrote “Here we have a Chief Minister, who fails to respect our National Anthem. Expecting the opposition parties to respect Bharat & it’s values is a lot to ask for these days. This deplorable behaviour from a Constitutional Authority is extremely shameful & condemnable.”
Suvendu Adhikari, who defeated Banerjee in the high profile Nandigram seat during the recently concluded Assembly Elections wrote “Is this how a Chief Minister of a State, of the Union of India, should desecrate the National Anthem? Firstly she sits while starting to recite (not singing) the Anthem & then ends midway abruptly. This deranged act of her has made Bengalis hang their heads in shame.
The complaint against Mamata Banerjee has been filed for showing utter disrespect to National Anthem under the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and MHA orders of 2015.
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