KOLKATA, 18 JUNE: Angry netizens lashed out at Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and sternly told her to “shut up and do some work”, a day after she lost her cool and branded as “CPI-M people” anti-rape protesters as also rapists of a college girl.
Facebook users and Twitterati assailed the Trinamul Congress chief for asking a resident of Kamduni village in North 24 Parganas to “shut up” and the state government’s failure to curb rising atrocities against women.
Miss Banerjee on Monday dubbed as “CPI-M people” some women protesters who shouted slogans about the lack of security while she was leaving after visiting the gang-rape victim’s family at Kamduni near Barasat, 25 km from here, ten days after the 7 June incident. “Shut up,” she shouted at a woman who was seen pleading before her to punish the rapists.
Slamming the “Shut up” comment, a twitterati said: “You SHUTUP and do some work to improve.:-/ :-/,” whereas another dubbed her an “arrogant, illiterate lady”. A Facebook post read: “Mamta Banerji is most e responsible and useless chief minister of West Bengal. Why she is always so arrogant she never reply politically, always shouting. Recently she visited Barasat Kamduni Gram How she has re-acted with people, it cannot accepted by any gentleman or gentle women.”
Facebook users were infuriated at her failure to keep promises. “Mamata ‘maa mati manush’ is betrayed. Your so called 3M magic and its safety and security not guaranteed,” and “Mukhe ‘ma-mati-manush’ bole shobaike bhaota diye godi te boshecho mamata… kintu shamne ‘ma’ ele ma’eder opor chitkar kore khisti diccho… shamne ‘manush’ ele takey arrest koraccho!!… dhikkar mamata! (You sat on the chair by fooling us with Maa Mati Manush but when women come forward you insult them instead and arrest common people, shame on you),” said a Facebook post.
A second-year college student was abducted, raped and killed by a group of youths on 7 June when she was returning home after appearing in an examination in Barasat in North 24 Parganas district. Eight people have been arrested for the crime. The incident created a furore with political parties, rights organisations and women’s groups criticising the Banerjee administration for its failure to curb crimes against women.