BJP's Delhi unit leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga took to Twitter to share a screenshot of the online order with a message for Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
New Delhi: BJP's Delhi unit leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga on Friday sent a Kurti, which reads “Jai Shri Ram” to Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Bagga took to Twitter to share a screenshot of the online order with a message for Banerjee. He wrote, "Heard @MamataOfficial Didi send Kurta to Modi ji once in a Year, It’s our duty too to send something to Didi as Return Gift. Sending a #JaiShriRam Women Kurta to Didi, pls tweet Pic Didi whenever you wear."
Heard @MamataOfficial Didi send Kurta to Modi ji once in a Year, Its our duty too to send something to Didi as Return Gift. Sending a #JaiShriRam Women Kurta to Didi, pls tweet Pic Didi whenever you wear pic.twitter.com/WlzKHfC56J— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) May 24, 2019
In the tweet, it is seen that the order was shipped to the address “325, Sarat Chatterjee Road”.
Bagga’s tweet was a reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s earlier remark that Banerjee sends him kurtas every year. Modi said in an interview with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, “Despite all the rivalry, didi personally selects and sends me kurtas every year. She also sends me sweets as she knows I am fond of Bengali sweets.”
However, this statement didn’t go down well with Banerjee. In a rally in Asansol, Banerjee said, “Modi didn't come to Bengal earlier and in elections he needs votes from Bengal. We will give him rasgulla from Bengal. We will make sweets from soil and put pebbles in it similarly like cashew nuts & raisins are used in laddu, that will break teeth.”
Bagga’s gift has another significance. The chant “Jai Shri Ram” has landed people in trouble in Bengal. Last year, the headmaster of a school in Bengal's sensitive Murshidabad district allegedly thrashed four students for uttering “Jai Shri Ram".
Not only this, very recently three people were taken into police custody in Ghatal Lok Sabha seat for allegedly chanting the slogan as Banerjee’s convoy passed by.
Following the incident, Modi said, "Didi has thrown people in jail for chanting 'Jai Shri Ram'. I thought of saying Jai Shri Ram here today so that she can throw me inside jail too. That way, the people of Bengal might be protected from the wrath of TMC regime.”
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Last Updated May 24, 2019, 5:22 PM IST