Mamata revives cartoon issue,says it contained ‘message to kill her’

Bengal CM feels there's a political conspiracy on Facebook,Twitter and through SMS against her.

Written by Agencies | Kolkata | Published:May 12, 2012 11:46 am

Resurrecting the issue of cartoons lampooning her sent through an email by a Jadavapur University professor,West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed it actually contained a message threatening to assassinate her.

She also alleged a conspiracy through Facebook,Twitter and SMS and said “I am being shown in Facebook. Now,it is my turn. I will show you Facebook”.

“Mamata Banerjee is not a cartoon. A section of the media called it a cartoon. But they are wrong. It contained the word ‘Vanish’,which means a plan to assassinate and kill Mamata Banerjee,” the Chief Minister told a party meeting in reference to the cartoon sent by Prof Ambikesh Mahapatra who was arrested and later released leading to a hue and cry.

“Why did the professor use someone else’s email to send it? A professor is supposed to guide his students with good advice. If a rickshawalla commits a crime,it will be a criminal act. And if you commit a crime,you are professor. The law applies to all,” she said.

She also saw a political conspiracy on Facebook,Twitter and through SMS against her.

“There is a political conspiracy through Facebook,Twitter and SMS. I am being shown in Facebook. Now,it is my turn. I will show you Facebook,” she warned.

She also saw a larger conspiracy allegedly by CPI(M) and Maoists.

“CPI(M) always provides encouragement. Emails are being sent by ultra-Left backed organisations.”

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