News Desk: West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh’s frontal attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for highlighting her leg injury, backfired hugely today. His comment – that the Chief Minister should wear bermudas if she wanted to display her legs – was slammed vehemently by Trinamool, with one of its leaders calling him a “pervert”.
At a rally in Purulia yesterday, the state BJP chief said: “The plaster was cut and then a crepe bandage was put. And now she is displaying her leg to everyone. She is dressed in a saree but one of her legs is exposed. I have never seen anyone drape a saree like that. If you want to display your legs, why a saree, wear a pair of bermudas so everyone can have a good look.”
Women leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress were vocal in their outrage. Party MP Mohua Moitra, known for her outspoken remarks, was vehement.
“BJP West Bengal President asks in public meeting why Mamatadi is wearing a saree, she should be wearing ‘Bermuda’ shorts to display her leg better. And these perverted depraved monkeys think they are going to win Bengal?” she tweeted.
“It now appears that the role of @BJP4Bengal State President has been merely reduced to that of venom-spitting. From scathing attacks towards the CM of Bengal to violence towards @AITCofficial workers – he has conveniently crossed all limits. Shocking words, once again!” tweeted Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar.