TMC defends Mamata, says 'some media houses trying to bring down her prestige'

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 07:01 hrs

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Saugata Roy on Monday came out in full defence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she is being unfairly criticised by a section of the media.

"That is because some media houses are acting in a motivated way to malign the chief minister and bring down her prestige. They are doing harm to the state by trying to pull down a democratically elected chief minister," said Roy, when asked why was Banerjee angry with the journalists.

"So, she is naturally angry that they are twisting whatever she says. They are blowing up whatever she says. So, the chief minister is naturally angry; any human being would be angry," he added.

The West Bengal Chief Minister earlier last week vented her ire at photojournalists at a cultural festival in Burdwan district.

The latest outburst from Banerjee came while she was inaugurating the Matir Utsav" (Festival of the Soil) at Panagarh in Bardhaman district.

"Can't u see that people are cooking here? I will give you one slap," she said, angry with photojournalists jostling for space there.

Banerjee had recently been criticised for shouting at security personnel at the Kolkata Book Fair on February 6.

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