Maa Mamata: Bengal pandal designs Durga as Didi Mamata Banerjee for upcoming puja

This one of a kind Durga-like idol of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has created quite a buzz. It depicts all the work she's done in the past five years.

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata | Updated: October 18, 2016 3:09 pm
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An idol of goddess Durga for the upcoming mega bonanza has been modelled on Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Chakdah, a suburban town in Bengal.

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The idol, inspired by the leader shows her dressed in her signature white-and-blue-border, white sari and slippers. The 10-hand fibreglass idol shows the politician holding symbols of/indicating towards the various government schemes she introduced in past five years, while ruling the state. The 10 hands are attached separately to Banerjee’s statue, which portrays her with folded hands.

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The interesting the backdrop of the statue has been designed according to a map of Bengal, marking out all the 25 districts of the state.

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From the developments in the hilly regions of Darjeeling to the advancement in Rajarhat’s New Town, and other social schemes that she launched during her tenure – like Kanyashree – the idol showcases it all.

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The 5.5ft model of Banerjee will be inaugurated at Prantik Club on October 4, according to a report in the local English daily The Telegraph. What led to such idea was not clear; however, the picture has created quite a buzz.

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The chief minister, who is quite busy with the impending Puja inaugurations at various pandals around the city, also drew the third eye at a club in South Kolkata on Mahalaya.

Banerjee, popularly known as Didi, on Monday also released a song, ‘Prithibi Ektai Desh’ that she penned for “the ensuing Sharod Utsav”. So far, Banerjee has been on a puja pandal-opening spree, having already inaugurated over two dozen pujas.

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    person
    Oct 5, 2016 at 6:28 am
    Bisorjon kobe ?
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      person
      Oct 5, 2016 at 6:26 am
      Sick !
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        Logical Indian
        Oct 5, 2016 at 2:47 pm
        Just being done by TMC to gain publicity. It's really painful to see a backward state, Bengal trying to get publicity during Puja by donning a CM as a Goddess. lt;br/gt;What shud we expect on Dashmi? Dissolution of the Bengal embly as "Ma" MB will be taken for bhaashan..
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          Akshay Chaitanya
          Oct 6, 2016 at 7:42 am
          If this kind of stupidity were done by Muslims or by any other religious community, till now riots would have started in the area. The so-called Hindu organizations would also have come down to the streets. But all of them are taking this event lightly and snoring in sleep. Is it Hinduism? If this is Hinduism, then the slogans of saving Indian culture from foreign invasions is a profoundly funny joke. If anyone supports this idea in the name of art or creativity, the artist M F Hussain should also be saluted. But when he was alive, the so-called Hindu society opposed him badly, and the same society is now enjoying and also indifferent to this exhibition of creativity.
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            Akshay Chaitanya
            Oct 7, 2016 at 3:36 am
            It is quite natural, Kolkatans are afraid to oppose this thing, Not a single voice. People do say; Indian Express is anti hindu but they are simply giving the news.
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            Adam Stark
            Oct 6, 2016 at 7:36 am
            Outrageous .......s!!
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              Asha
              Oct 6, 2016 at 5:47 am
              Stop kidding
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                Gopi Madurai
                Oct 6, 2016 at 4:47 am
                We know how Anti-Hindu The Anti-Indian Express is.
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