West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee purportedly lost her cool after she was made to walk a few meters to reach the Vidhan Soudha to attend HD Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday.
A video shot by news agency ANI shows a miffed Mamata reportedly expressing her unhappiness to DGP Neelamani Raju, upon arrival at the venue.
The chief minister is then speaking to walking up to former prime minister HD Deve Gowda and the newly-elected Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and having words with them.
Watch Video: 'Unhappy' Mamata Banerjee rebukes Karnataka DGP at Kumaraswamy's swearing-in ceremony
#WATCH: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reprimands DIG Neelamani Raju as she came to Karnataka Vidhana Soudha for oath taking ceremony because reportedly had to walk a few metres, also expressed discontentment to HD Deve Gowda & HD Kumaraswamy. #Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/WZ2n0QVE9b— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2018
According to reports, Mamata made her way to the stage after being pacified by Gowda and Kumaraswamy, and then met other leaders of various national and regional parties.
However, a day after all this happened, Neelamani Raju – the first woman DGP of Karnataka – was transferred on Thursday.
On the other hand, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and some other leaders of his party seemed to have no issues with the traffic arrangements, as they walked to the oath-taking ceremony.
Bengaluru traffic beats every city in the country. We walked to the swearing-in venue. Beautiful weather made up for it though. pic.twitter.com/PT9nauyWuk— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) May 23, 2018
The oath-taking ceremony turned out to be a springboard for Opposition unity, which aims at dislodging the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.