TMC plays down Mamata cartoon issue

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 07:10 hrs

Kolkata: A college student is facing a police complaint for sharing cartoons on chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Facebook, said reports.

However, the Trinamool Congress has decided to play down the incident.

"A young,over enthu TMC boy filed a general diary against cartoons he found offensive.He obviously needs to tune up his sense of humor :) ," wrote party MP Derek O'Brien on Twitter.

Last year, Jadavpur University teacher Ambikesh Mahapatra was allegedly heckled by Trinamool workers and arrested for forwarding a cartoon on Mamata Banerjee and Mukul Roy on Facebook.

There was massive public outcry against the ruling party and the police for the move.

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