Featured Image: A TV grab of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury after he removed his shirt at Behrampore on Tuesday. Courtesy: ABP Ananda
Kolkata, 18 August: WEST Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday did a “Dada at Lord’s” act during the party’s Bengal bandh, making Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee to mock him saying that such theatrics would someday end him up in a photo frame.
Addressing a Trinamul Congress workshop at Nazul Manch in south Kolkata, Ms Banerjee said: “Aaj kaal keu keu Sourav Ganguly ke nakal korte chaichen. Sudhu chobi tolar jonno nijer jama khule phelchen. Kintu ja Sourav ke manay ta sobaike manay na. Ei chobi tulte tulte tara ek din nijei chobi hoye jaben (sic).”
In colloquial Bengali,”chobi hoye jawa” denotes death.
Ms Banerjee, however did not name anyone while making the jibe but her comment made it clear whom she was referring to.
The remark came after the pradesh Congress president took off his shirt while protesting the police’s applying of force to remove party workers who were picketing at a government office at Berhampore during the Congress’ 12-hour Bengal bandh on Tuesday.
This revived the memory of former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly taking off his shirt to celebrate India’s victory over England at Netwest series final at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London in 2002.
Reacting to Ms Banerjee’s pinch, Mr Chowdhury dared her to eliminate him from Bengal’s political scene. “She is used to eliminate people and has made her way to power by doing so. I dare her to try the same on me,” the state Congress president said.