Would love to hear Mamata’s stand on triple talaq: Smriti Irani

The Union Minister was in the city today to attend a party workers’ meeting in Kolkata North Parliamentary constituency.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: April 20, 2017 5:50 am
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Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to make clear her stance on triple talaq.

“It is interesting, since I am addressing you in a state which is headed by a female chief minister, and when we talk about justice for all, I would love to hear what Mamata di has to say about triple talaq,” Irani said while address mediapersons at the state BJP headquarters.

The Union minister was in the city on Wednesday to attend a party workers’ meeting in the Kolkata North Parliamentary constituency.

Asked to comment on the BJP’s recent performance in the Kanthi Dakshin bypoll, in which the party emerged second, Irani said the result indicated the declining popularity of Trinamool Congress and other political parties in West Bengal.

“I think it is indicative of votes converging in the hope of development by the people of Bengal. It is indicative of efforts put in by BJP’s Bengal unit. It is also indicative of future elections where BJP is headed and also of the declining popularity of TMC and other political parties in West Bengal,” she said.

When asked to comment on the CBI filing FIR against 12 TMC leaders in Narada sting case, Irani refused to do so.

“As a Cabinet minister, I cannot talk about an ongoing investigation, and it would be improper to do so. I will say that the court and the investigation agency will ensure that justice is done,” she said.

However, she criticised Mamata for placing blame on BJP for the CBI probe into the Narada sting case.

“There is a proverb in Hindi, ‘ulta chor kotowal ko dante’ (the guilty scolds the innocent),” Irani added.

The Union minister also brushed aside allegations of a ‘Modi bhai-didi bhai’ understanding and said it was a conspiracy theory by the Opposition to stay relevant in politics.

“If that was the case, our state BJP president Dilip Ghosh would not have been booked in cases. BJP workers are beaten mercilessly here and other workers are being threatened. Do you think these incidents are indicative of any understanding?” she asked.

Slamming the Opposition for making such allegations, she said: “There is a little disquiet among those political organisations that have actually faded away, and the only way they can cling onto headlines is by indulging in such conspiracy theories.”


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  1. V
    Apr 20, 2017 at 6:54 am
    Madam , not only you but we all would like to hear from Mamata. Unfortunately she has some major worries to attend to starting from the consequence of demonetisation, The cold water responses, to her call for action to dethrone Mr Modi, meted out by the inhabitants of India. The trouncing handed out by BJP in the last election to her prospective partners in her march to the center, with a red sickle and hammer, to banish mody Gir forest. Most importantly the doubt on her own political mortality. In a situation like this the lady cannot think straight and you to be asking curly question on Talaq is not kind at all. Even if she has an opinion she will not be confident to tell us because of her delicate mental state.May be Obrien might oblige you as he likes to hear himself very much.
    1. K
      Apr 19, 2017 at 9:24 pm
      She should have a sticker on her saying ' This cow is protected by chief cow -rakhshak himself.
      1. T
        Apr 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm
        And you have ma.rried your close friend's husband....................what do you have to say to that ?
        1. S
          Apr 19, 2017 at 5:04 pm
          who can know misfortune of marriage other than Rupa Gaunguly, Even Hindus has suffering and up and downs in marriage, To single out any religion or misfortune of this country.