The Mamata Banerjee led TMC government in Bengal has filed a complaint against BJYM worker, Priyanka Sharma, for posting a meme of the West Bengal chief minister on her social media account. Priyanka was subsequently arrested
Howrah/New Delhi: A police complaint was filed against Priyanka Sharma, BJYM worker, for posting a photoshopped image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on her Facebook account. The Mamata government has always accused the BJP government at the Centre of being intolerant but has played by its own rules within Bengal.
The image that was shared on Facebook was that of Mamata's face superimposed over Priyanka Chopra's recent Met Gala attire. A complaint was immediately filed against Sharma, whose Facebook profile describes her as 'Howrah district club cell convenor at Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha-BJYM'.
A tolerance vs intolerance debate erupted on social media and people were quick to point out that this move by the Mamata Banerjee led TMC government was cowardly. Priyanka was taken into police custody following the complaint.
#IsupportPriyankaSharma started trending on social media and many people took to social media to call out the Mamata led TMC government.
If you vote for BJP in West Bengal, you will be killed.— Apurb K Choudhary 🇮🇳 (@beingAPU) May 11, 2019
If you Chant 'Jai Shri Ram' you will be in Jail.
If you make cartoon on @MamataOfficial , you will be in Jail.
Hitler Didi at her best.#ISupportPriyankaSharma#shame@AITCofficial#gundaraaj@BJP4Indiapic.twitter.com/ukhH7s9WGw
Bengal needs industries— Chowkidar Ashu (@muglikar_) May 11, 2019
Bengal demands manufacturing units
Bengal demands modern infra
Bengal demands good std of living
Bengal demands investment
What Bengal gets is ppl getting arrested for saying Jai Shri Ram & Meme's. Waah, Didi, Waah. #ISupportPriyankaSharma
Calling out Mamata's hypocrisy, BJP's nominee for South Bangalore, Tejasvi Surya, expressed his displeasure in a tweet and compared the situation to when a Congress worker has posted a morphed image of Narendra Modi with a Hitler moustache.
Case 1- BJYM's Priyanka Sharma puts up photoshop picture of Mamata Di & is now in jail.— Chowkidar Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) May 10, 2019
But Mamata is not fascist
Case 2- Cong's @srivatsayb tweets photoshop picture of PM Modi. Modi rightly does not prosecute him.
But Modi is fascist
Will you condemn her arrest, @srivatsayb? pic.twitter.com/L07OEn7Jfd
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Last Updated May 11, 2019, 11:50 AM IST