Bengal Assembly: BJP BJP MLAs walked out in protest against remarks on PM Modi

Debjit Mukherjee, Kolkata: BJP MLAs walked out of the Bengal Assembly on Tuesday in protest against TMC MLA Sabitri Mitra’s remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. BJP legislators Agnimitra Paul, Malati Rava, and others, following the question hour, moved an adjournment motion over the matter, which Speaker Biman Banerjee refused to accept, stating that it was not an issue involving the state government. Leading a protest outside the Assembly, Agnimitra Paul slammed Mamata Banerjee and the TMC for the personal attacks on PM Modi and Amit Shah. Sabitri Mitra, the TMC MLA from Manikchak in Malda, came in the eye of the storm recently after she, in a purported video, was heard describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and other BJP leaders as “Duryodhan and Dushashan” from the epic Mahabharata. She later said that her statement was misinterpreted. As she was speaking, the BJP members staged a walkout in the House. She later questioned why there was no uproar over a BJP leader calling Mamata Banerjee “surpanakha”.