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Tripura Congress demonstrates against Amit Shah's remarks

IANS  |  Agartala 

The unit of the on Wednesday staged a demonstration here for the "insult of the Father of the Nation by President through his remarks".

spokesman Tapas Dey, who took part in the demonstration, said: "If does not tender his unconditional and public apology for describing as a 'clever baniya', our agitation would be intensified across the state."

The demonstration, led by Chief Birajit Sinha, was held in front of the Gandhi statue near the Raj Bhavan.

"Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is silent on the issue? He must react, otherwise we would believe Modi is supporting his party's president on the remark," Dey told reporters.

Youth President Sushanta Chakraborty, Former Minister Laxmi Nag, former assembly speaker Jyotirmoy Nath among other state leaders also took part in the demonstration.

Amit Shah, while addressing a gathering in Raipur last week, referred to as a clever (chatur) "baniya".

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 15:26 IST
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