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Mamata-Governor bonhomie after war of words

Last Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 19:08

Kolkata: After the war of words over `goondaism` in the state, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday shared a dais amidst apparent bonhomie.

Banerjee and Narayanan shook hands on the dais at a programme commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at the Salt Lake stadium here and were seen chatting together.
Narayanan`s comment on "goondaism" while referring to political violence in the state drew sharp reaction from Panchayat Mminister Subrata Mukherjee who had reportedly retorted about showing the `yellow card` to the Governor. Mukherjee subsequently denied having used the words `yellow card`.

Meanwhile, the chief minister stirred a controversy by using her party slogan `Maa Mati Manush` (mother, earth and humans) while conducting the oath-taking ceremony of youths present at the programme.

"Protecting Maa Mati Manush is our duty," Banerjee said.

The opposition Left Front slammed Banerjee for using her party slogan at a government programme.


First Published: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 19:08
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