Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was present at Victoria Memorial along with PM Modi to pay homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary, lost her cool after 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans were raised when she was invited to address the event.
Lashing out after hearing 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans, Mamata Banerjee said, "I think govt's program should have dignity. This is not a political program... it doesn't suit you to insult someone after inviting them. As a protest, I won't speak anything," she said after 'Jai Shree Ram' slogans were raised.
The awkward moment took place when PM Modi was also present at the Victoria Memorial. Soon after Mamata Banerjee expressed her anger, PM Modi began his address to honour, remember Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Issuing a statement after Mamata's reaction at the Victoria Memorial event, her party said, "during government of India's event on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary "Jai Sree Ram" slogans hurled. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee protests for not maintaining decorum at a Government event and reducing it to a political event by limiting her address to Jai Hind and Jai Bangla."
However, slamming Mamata Banerjee over her conduct at Victoria Memorial over 'Jai Shri Ram' chants, BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said, "I fail to understand what is the problem in chanting Jai Shri Ram and why Mamata Ji gets annoyed with it. I think the slogan was raised in her honour when she stood up. Leaving the dais because of the slogan shows nothing but her frustration."