Katju: Mamata honest,fearless

Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju,known for critical observations on politicians,heaped praises on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,describing her as a leader with “integrity of the highest order” in the country

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: May 13, 2012 2:55 am

Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju,known for critical observations on politicians,on Saturday heaped praises on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,describing her as a leader with “integrity of the highest order” in the country.

Katju,who also met the CM,described her as a “person of outstanding quality” and “a very honest and fearless political leader”.

“I want to say to the people of Bengal,rather to the people of India,that they have got a great leader in Mamata Banerjee. She is a leader of great qualities and impeccable integrity. She has the integrity of the highest order in India,” Katju,flanked by the CM,told reporters.

“She does not have a foreign bank account and there is not even one allegation of corruption against her.”

Katju,who had earlier criticised Mamata in the cartoon row,was critical of the media. “Everybody has defects…. They (media) should see her outstanding quality and not defects,” he said.

For all the latest News Archive News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results