TMC leader triggers controversy after anti-Bihar rant, BJP hits back [Watch]
Trinamool Congress leader Manoranjan Byapari in Bengal gave rise to a controversy with his anti-Bihar rant at a public meeting. Trinamool MLA termed people from Bihar a "bimaari" or disease and said Bengal should be "disease-free", in a video that has gone viral.
"If Bengali blood runs through your veins...If the blood of Khudiram and Netaji (Subhash Chandra Bose) runs through your veins and if you love your mother tongue and motherland, then you have to shout out loud - 'Ek Bihari, sou bimari' (One Bihar person is equal to 100 diseases)'. We don't want diseases. Make Bengal disease-free. Jai Bangla, Jai Didi Mamata Banerjee," Manoranjan Byapari said.
The TMC MLA was also heard saying: "If everything is fine in Bihar, then s***la go back to Bihar."
The remarks were called out by the BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, a former Trinamool Congress leader, who uploaded the video on social media.
"First his leader Mamata Banerjee labels Biharis and UPites (those from Uttar Pradesh) as 'Bohiragotos' (outsiders) and now this clarion call to make Bengal free of Biharis," Suvendu Adhikari wrote.
The BJP leader also taunted bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha, the actor-politician from Bihar who was recently named as a TMC candidate for bypolls in Bengal.
"My humble question to Bihari Babu Shri Shatrugan Sinha. Sir, what do you feel about this disgraceful rant of TMC MLA Manoranjan Byapari? Your new party colleague is very transparent about his feelings towards Biharis," Mr Adhikari tweeted.
Here's the video:
My humble question to Bihari Babu Shri @ShatruganSinha ji, Sir, what do you feel about this disgraceful rant of TMC MLA Manoranjan Byapari?— Suvendu Adhikari • শুভেন্দু অধিকারী (@SuvenduWB) March 14, 2022
Your new party colleague is very transparent about his feelings towards Biharis. His recent speech at the Kolkata International Book Fair: pic.twitter.com/3vtVln6tdH
First his leader @MamataOfficial labels Biharis & UPites as "Bohiragotos" & now this clarion call to make Bengal free of Biharis.@BJP4Bihar @BJP4India @renu_bjp @SanjayJaisw @girirajsinghbjp @BJP4Jharkhand@YashwantSinha @PavanK_Varma— Suvendu Adhikari • শুভেন্দু অধিকারী (@SuvenduWB) March 14, 2022
Manoranjan Byapari is a first-time MLA who won from Hooghly in last year's Bengal election. As per reports, he learnt to read in prison when he was 24 and went on to write number of books.
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