Kolkata: Two days after she dubbed the
Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal as `fascist`,
Magsaysay award winner social activist Mahashweta Devi has
said she had full faith in the chief minister.
"I have full faith on Mamata Banerjee`s leadership.
She only can rebuild a new Bengal. Her work among the poor,
backward classes, tribal’s and minorities are well known,"
sources close to the 87-year-old Mahashweta Devi told
quoting a synopsis of a column by her to be published in a
"What I had said that day, should not create any
misunderstanding. I have taken up the pen only to express my
feelings. What I had said that day should be taken in its
proper perspective. I have no desire to see this government
lose power," the sources said.
"There can be criticism of the government. That is
democracy. But if my criticism leads to misunderstanding, I
will desist from doing so in future," according to the
The sources said that she had made certain critical
comments against the state government as she was `emotionally