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On March 10, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee got injured in Nandigram and had to be hospitalized. After being discharged on March 12, she continued her campaign trail on a wheelchair with a plaster on her left foot. However, on Tuesday, politician and MP Dilip Ghosh questioned if her foot was fractured at all saying,
“I don’t know where these doctors came who plastered her left leg while the injury was apparently on the right leg. We have not seen any report. Had there been a fracture, then the plaster can’t be taken off in two days..it takes a minimum of 21 days. Where from these doctors passed?”
#WestBengalPolls | "Wear Bermudas": Row Over Dilip Ghosh's Latest Attack On Mamata Banerjee https://t.co/0XmnNAGfOP pic.twitter.com/1owoSz8Dv9
— NDTV (@ndtv) March 24, 2021
NDTV quoted him saying at an election campaign rally in Purulia,
“The plaster was cut and then a crepe bandage was put. And now she is displaying her leg to everyone. She is dressed in a saree but one of her legs is exposed. I have never seen anyone drape a saree like that. If you want to display your legs, why a saree, wear a pair of bermudas so everyone can have a good look.”
"People don't want to see her face, that's why she's showing her broken leg… What kind of saree is she wearing, which covers one leg and shows the other? If you want to put out your leg, why saree, wear a bermuda, it can be seen": Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/2zOvc1qkQq
— Soumyajit Majumder (@SoumyajitWrites) March 24, 2021
HT quoted him adding,
“She is our CM, we expect her to act appropriately, befitting Bengal’s culture. A woman showing her legs in a saree is inappropriate. People are objecting. I found it objectionable. So I spoke.”
Several people said that his comments were in poor taste and also insulting to women.
keep some dignity in politics, it is already running very low on that.
— Sudhanshu Shukla (@worldrepub) March 25, 2021
Politicians reaching the bottom-line.
— Suresh (@Suresh4217) March 25, 2021
Far below dignity statement from a state president.
— ASK (@asksenthilkumar) March 25, 2021
When will these leaders learn to control their tongues .?
— Anirudh Chatterjee (@Anirudh1969) March 24, 2021
This is the lowest a campaign can get! On one hand CM of a state where BJP is in power has problem with Ripped jeans and in Bengal this guy wants the CM to wear Bermudas! Lack of respect for women is clearly shown in their respective statements! Jagoo voter jagoo
— Amartya Sarkar (@Amartya50717178) March 25, 2021
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