According to witnesses, the CM was so angry that she told one of guards: "You should be whipped," said a report published in a Bengali news channel website. The guards were taken aback at this sudden outburst.
Fair organisers said Banerjee was perhaps feeling uneasy amid the increasing crowd and was looking to get out of the fair. But when she came out of gate no. 1, her car was still to arrive for it had to find its way through the crowd. The CM lost her cool because of the delay and lashed out at her guards.