Amit Shah’s comment on Gandhi unethical, should apologise: Mamata Banerjee

The CM further added, "Gandhiji is the father of the nation and he is an icon of the world. No one should think that he can say anything only because he is in power", she said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 10, 2017 3:59 pm
Amit Shah, Mahatma Gandhi, Amit Shah Mahatma Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Mamata Banerjee Amit Shah, india news Taking to Twitter, Banerjee said, “When we, in public life, speak about icons of our nation and the world, we must always show utmost respect and sensitivity with language”.

A day after BJP president Amit Shah’s comment on Mahatma Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday strongly criticised and demanded that he withdraw it and apologise to the country. Taking strong exception to his comments, the CM said that the act is deliberate, unfortunate, uncalled for and unethical.

“He should withdraw his comment and apologise for it. It is a deliberate act. It is unfortunate, uncalled for and unethical,” she said. The CM further added, “Gandhiji is the father of the nation and he is an icon of the world. No one should think that he can say anything only because he is in power”, she said.

Taking to Twitter, Banerjee said, “When we, in public life, speak about icons of our nation and the world, we must always show utmost respect and sensitivity with language”.

Amit Shah on Friday had referred to Mahatma Gandhi as a “bahut chatur baniya” (a very clever Baniya – the trading
caste) while addressing a gathering in Raipur.

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    Socrates
    Jun 12, 2017 at 7:19 am
    What is so objectionable and insulting about the word 'baniya' that has the pseudo-casteist nerves fra ? Congress's notion itself that the word is derogatory and the umption that it was used by someone as an expression of insult, itself shows what Congress thinks of the baniya community who are respectable members of the society.
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      Bunty
      Jun 12, 2017 at 12:18 am
      Didi is best leader for PM post because the one with fake degrees and murderous history as Gujarat CM bringing bad name to entire country.
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        Danny
        Jun 12, 2017 at 12:15 am
        Amit Shah must be arrested for insulting father of Nation.
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          Kannan
          Jun 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm
          This intemperate lady talks about control of language of people in public life. Her own chamcha bharkati issued fatwa against PM of the country in her presence what was she doing then plucking flowers. This political moron is a curse of india. I ask communists when some bad words uttered against PM by any one the stupid fellows keep mum. Why sele tive amnesia. No body finds wrong in thee comments of shah. Surjewala whils seeking apology also used bad words against Shah, aars they acceptable.
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            Ajay Nair
            Jun 10, 2017 at 11:47 pm
            lol. Momoto is the queen of unethical! Go to useless woman!
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              Mamta Wants Hindu Genocide
              Jun 10, 2017 at 11:38 pm
              Halal beeech mamata begum, must be destro completely, she is enemy of Hindus and our nation, she is Papistani beeech working in India, against India. Shame on Hindus who vote for such party and such ugly beeeech
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                TIHAEwale
                Jun 10, 2017 at 9:09 pm
                mommy of Narada and Sarada why hiding that Tadipaar Amit is ur elder brother
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                  ram
                  Jun 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm
                  Why should any body interfere by objecting to the comments made by a chaloo Gujrati against another Gujrati It is all in Gujrati family
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