West Bengal: ‘ModiShahsurmardini’ hoarding near the residence of chief minister Mamata Banerjee

News Desk: As the Durga Puja celebrations kick off in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress workers have come up with a hoarding on Harish Mukherjee Street where the Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee lives. The poster has an image of Mamata Banerjee with folded hands and has described her as “ModiShahsurmadini.”

The caption is a spin on the goddess Durga’s epithet “Mahisasura Mardini,” which means “one who slays the demon Mahishahsur.” Through this poster, Mamata Banerjee’s loyalists have insinuated that like Goddess Durga killed Mahishahsur, their supremo will “slay” PM Narendra Modi and HM Amit Shah.

The Trinamool Congress said that the poster was put up by “over enthusiastic” supporters and not by the party, a careful look at the poster shows “Ward no. 83 Trinamool Mahila Congress” written on the bottom-right corner of the hoarding, an obvious implication that the hoarding was put up by TMC’s women’s wing.

The BJP has slammed the Trinamool Congress saying that the hoarding reflects the “audacity, taste and culture of the Trinamool Congress”.