Man arrested for daring to question Mamata Banerjee
In West Bengal, ruled by a “people’s CM”, it is considered too cheeky to question her in public. A man, who had publicly questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was arrested from West Midnapore district for "disrupting a public rally and assaulting police officers", police said Saturday. He was later remanded to 14 days' judicial custody by a court.
"Shiladitya Chowdhury was arrested Saturday morning and booked for disrupting a public rally, entering into a high security zone and assaulting police personnel," Superintendent of Police, Jhargram, Bharati Ghosh said.
Banerjee, on a visit to the Maoist-affected Belpahari area in the district, was addressing a public rally when Chowdhury stood up and asked her: "Farmers are dying because they have no money. Empty promises are not enough. What are you doing for farmers?"
Stunned by the question, an angry Ms Banerjee immediately branded him a "Maoist"
- Asian Tribune -