Mamata's mob? Kolkata girl’s carnival budget Facebook post put on public display as 'Trinamool Congress party members' arrive at her doorstep and demand an apology
- A first-year MTech student in Kolkata took to Facebook to protest the ‘amount of money spent on the carnival’
- Someone posted her information on an advertising board with the Facebook post
- A group of women arrived on her doorstep and demanded an apology for her criticism of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
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18:17 EST, 18 October 2016
18:18 EST, 18 October 2016
A group of women demanded an apology for her criticism of the Chief Minister (above)
On October 14, 21-year-old Rajashree Chattopadhyay posted on Facebook a comment regarding the Durga Pujo carnival on Kolkata’s Red Road area.
What the first-year MTech student didn’t know was that her one-line post would land her on a 5-feet-high hoarding.
Speaking to India Today, Rajashree said her protest was about the ‘amount of money spent on the carnival’.
“With unemployment being such a huge issue in our state, I find such investments questionable,” she said.
“If this was to promote Bengali heritage, I don’t think a few hand-picked clubs can do justice to that,” said Rajashree.
Two days later, Rajashree received a shocking call from her neighbour, who told her picture, along with the words “Tibro dhikkar” (Shame on you) has been put up on an advertising hoarding.
It was actually a screenshot of her Facebook post, along with her picture and other details, blown up into a 5-feet tall hoarding, hanging at the corner of a road near Rajashree’s house in Clive House, Dum Dum.
“When my parents found out about the hoarding, they thought I had done something terrible,” said Rajashree. Soon, a group of women (who Rajashree says were Trinamool Congress party members) came knocking at her door, demanding an apology for her criticism of the Chief Minister.
First-year MTech student’s one-line Facebook post criticising CM Mamata Banerjee put on an advertising hoarding as party members arrive at her doorstep and demand an apology
A supporter of SFI, Rajashree said she has refused to apologise for her statement.
She also refused to lodge a complaint against the hoarding, which has now been taken down.
Reports say a ‘Nagorik Samaj’ (citizen forum) had made the hoarding to react to Rajashree’s criticism with criticism.
However, Rajashree disagrees. “I’m quite certain there are TMC leaders behind this.” Dum MLA Bratya Basu has instructed to take the hoarding down.
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