Mamata Banerjee shouts at differently abled for seeking an audience

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Mamata shouts at differently abled
Kolkata, July 10: They had come to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expecting a compassion for her daily plight. But the differently abled faced the wrath of the chief minister, who called them a "team of Kanti Ganguly", a report published in Bengali daily Anandabazaar Patrika said. Ganguly is a Left leader and former minister of Bengal.

The incident occurred in Jhinguti in Burdwan district of the state on Wednesday.

According to the report, around 2,000 differently abled people had come to meet the chief minister at a rally but the district authorities did not give them the permission.

Finding no other way, some of them raised placards seeking an audience with Banerjee. But the latter, instead of lending them an ear, shouted at them saying: "I know everything. You all belong to the group of Kanti Ganguly. Follow a system. Give deputation to the district magistrate. Don't do politics. They have already been kicked out of Bengal. Don't you feel ashamed?," the report added.

The visitors were shocked by the chief minister's reaction. Mohammad Kalimuddin Mollah, the leader of the differently abled who were present there said they were not associated with any political party, the report added. "We went to her with high expectations. But she said we do politics. We have been hurt," he said, according to the report. When contacted, Ganguly, the director of a disabled people's forum, said his organization had no association with those who attended the CM's rally on Wednesday, the report said.

Burdwan District Magistrate Soumitra Mohan said he had information that the differently abled people belonged to the Revolutionary Socialist Party, one of the allies in the Left Front.
Banerjee was claiming her government's ‘success' in employment since 2011 when her party came to power when this incident took place.

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