Expressing anguish after being called names by a BJP leader, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she “feels ashamed of being born in India.”
“I feel ashamed of being born in India….all states can be silenced but Bengal will not be silenced, no matter how much fear you create Delhi,” Mamata said in reference to the BJP-ruled Centre.
She was reacting to untoward remarks made against her by a BJP leader last month.
But her comment on being born in India has invited sharp remarks from the opposition and social media.
"Ashamed Of Being Born In India Says Mamata Banerjee"
She can go to Pakistan with Barkati in tow https://t.co/ll7b2UMO0Y
— Sanjay Dixit संजय (@Sanjay_Dixit) May 11, 2017
Dear Mamata Bano, even we are ashamed that you were born in our country. Feelings are mutual.
— ShankhNaad (@ShankhNaad) May 12, 2017
Wow Mamata Banerjee says she's ashamed to be born in this land. Is that y she wants to change it to Pakistan? Shouldn't she resign? https://t.co/gIcRL2cKqq
— Radhika✦Apostate (@RpG_89) May 11, 2017
— Seema Choudhary (@Seems3r) May 12, 2017
— Amarjeet Singh Deo (@amopines) May 12, 2017
Mamta didi sayys she's ashamed of being born in India. Maybe that's why she is converting Bengal into Bangladesh. https://t.co/kbFd5l9ZXm
— Atulya Mahajan (@amreekandesi) May 11, 2017