The Bharatiya Janata Party has slammed West Bengal chief minister and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee for allegedly disrespecting the national anthem.
She was seen standing up midway through the national anthem during a press conference in Mumbai yesterday.
In videos doing rounds on social media, Mamata Banerjee can be seen sitting again finishing the anthem abruptly.
A leader of Mumbai BJP has also filed a police complaint against Banerjee for “showing utter disrespect to the national anthem” by allegedly singing it while in a sitting position and then “abruptly stopping after 4 or 5 verses.”
The Trinamool Congress supremo was in Mumbai to meet Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar to make a pitch for unifying opposition parties against the ruling BJP at the Centre.
She also addressed a press conference, during which she sang the national anthem, but stopped midway and concluded by saying “Jai Maharashtra.
The West Bengal unit of the BJP shared the video clip on social media, “As a Chief Minister, she has insulted the culture of Bengal, the national anthem and the country, and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore!”