Mamata Banerjee certainly owns a special place in the hearts of people in Bengal. From becoming the first ever woman chief minister of Bengal to being featured on the list of top 100 influential people around the world, people have reasons more than one to love their Mamata Didi.
No wonder, people try and find ways to express their respect and love for the lady politician time and again. However, this time things seem to have stretched way too far.
A huge hoarding placed in the heart of the city at the IT hub features ‘Legends of Bengal’ like Rabindranath Tagore, Subhash Chandra Bose and ‘Mamata Banerjee’.
This is the new normal. pic.twitter.com/wRjXwVri4I
— Arnab Ray (@greatbong) March 6, 2019
The Bengali stalwarts from literature, socio-economic, science and politics, spiritual and social reformers feature on the giant flex. Photos of the legends like Ramkrisha Paramhans, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Vivekanand, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay among others feature on the hoarding.
The last photo that made its way to the flex alongside these iconic personalities is that of Mamata Banerjee. This did not go well with many. The picture of the hoarding went viral within no time. And, the reactions of netizens will surely leave you in splits:
Where is Bappi Lahiri?
— Kashyap (@Questionmaarkar) March 6, 2019
I sent this pic to someone and he said,
Last mein full stop laga hai.
soch badlo, desh badlega.
— #IndianArmy GROOT🇮🇳 (@swopnilsahu) March 7, 2019
— ##NarendraModi## (@Chackoz) March 7, 2019
No Detective Byomkesh?
— Mayank Seksaria (@MayankSeksaria) March 6, 2019
It’s an exaggerated effort to put Mamata Banerjee alongside such legends. Especially the ones who hold a place of extreme honor not only in Bengali history but also in the history of the world!