January 9, 2009

Mamata’s acts are childish: Biman Basu

Kolkata, Jan 7: Terming Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee’s acts as “childish”, West Bengal’s ruling Left Front chairman Biman Basu Wednesday said that state’s main opposition party lacked any political ideology, after Banerjee led an agitation against the alleged anhandling of a taxi driver by a policeman here.”Mamata Banerjee often acts childishly which is not desirable in Indian politics. They’ve no principle and political ideology. People do not like this type of activity in politics,” Basu told reporters here.

“I heard that Banerjee has turned 54 but unfortunately she does not have any mental stability at this age,” he said, while commenting on Trinamool supremo’s role in leading an agitation Tuesday evening over an alleged manhandling of a taxi-driver by a policeman in Kolkata.

Hundreds of Trinamool Congress activists, led by Banerjee, laid siege to the central business district. They blockaded important arterial roads around the Calcutta High Court area, inconveniencing thousands of commuters. Later a large police contingent arrived at the spot and resorted baton charged the mob.

As the situation worsened, Banerjee arrived at the scene with her party’s senior leaders and demanded that the constable be punished.“She (Banerjee) should not act in such a childish manner,” Basu said.

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