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Amit Shah's comment on Gandhi is deliberate, says Mamata Banerjee

Said it is unfortunate, and unethical

Press Trust of India  |  Siliguri 

BJP National President Amit Shah
BJP National President Amit Shah

Taking strong exception to president Amit Shah's comment on Mahatma Gandhi, Chief Minister on Saturday demanded that he withdraw it and apologise to the country.

"He should withdraw his comment and apologise for it. It is a deliberate act. It is unfortunate, uncalled for and unethical," she told reporters here.

"Gandhiji is the father of the nation and he is an icon of the world. No one should think that he can say anything only because he is in power", she said.

In a tweet, Banerjee said, "When we, in public life, speak about icons of our nation and the world, we must always show utmost respect and sensitivity with language".

The chief on Friday referred to as a "bahutchaturbaniya" (a very clever Baniya - the trading caste) while addressing a gathering in Raipur.

First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 16:53 IST