360° Coverage : Bengal CPI-M leader makes indecent remarks against Mamata,...

1 Updates
Bengal CPI-M leader makes indecent remarks against Mamata, apologises
Photo Credit: RAVEENDRAN, Getty Images

Bengal CPI-M leader makes indecent remarks against Mamata, apologises

Dec 27 2012, 11:46am CST | by

Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Senior CPI-M leader and former West Bengal Minister Anisur Rahman found himself in the eye of a political storm Thursday for making indecent comments against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Kolkata, Dec 27 — Senior CPI-M leader and former West Bengal Minister Anisur Rahman found himself in the eye of a political storm Thursday for making indecent comments against Chief Minister Mamata...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Bengal CPI-M leader makes indecent remarks against Mamata, apologises

Dec 27 2012, 11:46am CST | by

Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Senior CPI-M leader and former West Bengal Minister Anisur Rahman found himself in the eye of a political storm Thursday for making indecent comments against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Kolkata, Dec 27 — Senior CPI-M leader and former West Bengal Minister Anisur Rahman found himself in the eye of a political storm Thursday for making indecent comments against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Though Rahman, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) deputy leader in the state assembly, apologised in the evening, the Trinamool Congress submitted a privilege notice to Speaker Biman Banerjee.

Addressing a meeting of the party's peasants wing Krishak Sabha in North Dinajpur's Itahar, Rahman ridiculed Banerjee government's decision to compensate victims of crimes against women like rape and trafficking.

"We have told the chief minister in the assembly that the government will pay money to compensate rape victims. What is your fee? If you are raped, what will be your fee?" said Anisur Dec 25.

An angry Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said Rahman's comments have humiliated not only the woman chief minister, but the entire woman community.

Chatterjee said he has given a notice of breach of privilege, supported by the video footage and newspaper clippings of Rahman's speech, to the speaker.

"We hang our head in shame. It has tarnished Bengal's culture," he said.

State Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya said: "I have never stooped to such lows. I have always believed in maintaining some standards in my public utterances. I don't even like to comment on such obnoxious remarks".

Even the CPI-M took Rahman to task. "Rahman has always been a good comrade. But I don't know what prompted him to make such comments. Whatever he has said is very improper," said party leader Shyamal Chakraborty.

Rahman was summoned to the state CPI-M headquarters at Alimuddin Street later in the day and given a dressing down by the leadership.

In the evening, Rahman tendered an apology to the chief minister as also the people of the state.

"I have uttered some words which are discourteous. Though I did not have any bad intent or wanted to insult anybody, I admit it was a mistake. I am sorry and repentant. I tender an unconditional apology to the people of the state including the chief minister," Rahman said in a written statement which he read out in a media meet.

"I have been an assembly member for 21 years. Such a thing never occurred in the past. I will be careful not to repeat such utterances in the future".

In a strong statement, CPI-M State Secretary Biman Bose described Rahman's comments "undesirable" and "against the party's political culture"

"Our party does not approve of his comments... We hope he will refrain form making such comments in future," Bose added.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

South African president to visit China in December
Pretoria, Nov 27 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma will pay a state visit to China next month to further strengthen strategic relationship, it was announced Thursday.
 
 
Modi, Sharif bonhomie gives fresh boost to Saarc (Intro Roundup)
Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) In a final ice-breaking moment that gave a huge boost to Saarc and floundering regional cooperation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, laughed and even patted him on the arm at the closing ceremony of the bloc's 18th summit here Thursday, to resounding applause from a relieved audience comprising leaders, diplomats and officials from the eight South Asian countries.
 
 
Uneasy calm returns to Ferguson as protests continue nationwide (Roundup)
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) An uneasy calm returned to Ferguson Thursday after two nights of unrest over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in August.
 
 
How Koirala broke the impasse between India, Pakistan
Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala played a crucial role in ending the impasse between India and Pakistan during the retreat at Dhulikhel near here Thursday on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Black Friday Store Maps Download
Black Friday 2014 Online Sales are underway since the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day. If you are planning to also hit the mall for Black Friday 2014 deal hunting then we recommend to get the Black Friday store...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
South African president to visit China in December
Pretoria, Nov 27 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma will pay a state visit to China next month to further strengthen strategic relationship, it was announced Thursday. The visit, scheduled for Dec 4 and 5, will...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Target Black Friday 2014 Sale has launched Online
The Target Black Friday 2014 Sale will begin in stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, but has already launched in full now online at Target.com.Do not miss the hottest iPad Air 2 Black Friday deal of the season. Target...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
Caitlin Moran seeks sexy actress
Caitlin Moran needs an actress who can cope with an ''enormous penis''. The 39-year-old author has started hunting for an actress who can play the lead role in the film adaptation of her best-selling novel 'How To Build...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Johnny Depp doesn't care about critics
Johnny Depp doesn't care about film critics. The 51-year-old actor no longer worries about proving his critics wrong and is now ''game for anything'' after coming to the realization that he was becoming too preoccupied...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Idris Elba: Fame's made me paranoid
Idris Elba admits fame has made him ''paranoid'' about people. The 42-year-old actor is now one of the most recognizable faces in TV and film due to his roles in 'Luther', 'Thor', 'Prometheus' and 'Pacific Rim' but he...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Khloe Kardashian cooking Thanksgiving dinner for family
Khloe Kardashian is cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the entire Kardashian family. The 30-year-old reality TV star is hosting her relatives for the annual US holiday today (11.27.14) for the first time ever because...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Taylor Swift reveals Thanksgiving plans
Taylor Swift is looking forward to tucking into sweet potato casserole during her Thanksgiving meal. The 24-year-old singer said the delicious snack is her favourite side dish to enjoy while celebrating the American...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kourtney Kardashian nauseous pregnancy
Kourtney Kardashian has felt sick throughout her latest pregnancy. The 35-year-old reality star is currently expecting her third child with partner Scott Disick and she admits she starts to feel nauseous if she doesn't...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Apple Continues to Depend on Samsung
Apple is still working with Samsung, even with more emphasize, as the tech giant reportedly engages the Korean company to provide different components for the iPhone 6 and the upcoming Apple Watch.According to Mac...
Read more on Apple Balla