It has been just a couple of days since a video surfaced online, showing a visibly angry Mamata Banerjee. It was reported that the West Bengal CM had to walk a short distance to the Vidhan Soudha for H D Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in which she felt was inappropriate.
The consequence of the above was that the Director General of Police (DGP), Neelamani Raju was transferred allegedly for ‘insulting’ West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. Banerjee was seen reprimanding the DGP and then going on to complain to JD(S) leaders H D Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy.
Today, PM Modi landed in West Bengal for a series of events. The PM arrived in his chopper and was greeted with a bouquet of flowers by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on his arrival. The short meeting with Banerjee was caught on camera, and it appears, PM Modi might have pulled the West Bengal CM’s leg
#WATCH PM Narendra Modi arrives in Shanti Niketan to attend the convocation of Visva Bharati University, received by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/dnDE1pZmyf
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2018
There is no audio, but PM Modi can be seen jocularly signalling to the distance Banerjee had to walk to reach the helipad. Was Narendra Modi mocking Didi’s fairly raw wound on the soil of West Bengal? Many on social media felt that Modi was indeed trolling the CM.
Big time trolling by @narendramodi where he clearly asks @MamataOfficial if she has no problem walking this far! 😀 https://t.co/HYpKWQO5I6
— Vibha (@VibhaSays) May 25, 2018
Watch carefully.. I think he taunted her for having to walk all the way.. Remember bangalore? https://t.co/ONNGdnfW6Z
— Anurag (@unurag) May 25, 2018
Going by past chain of events, some expressed concern for PM Modi’s future
Could Mr Modi be transferred now? #neverknow https://t.co/Ff5sAG26EK
— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) May 25, 2018
ROFL… I like this NaMo…. He mad Momota walk. Can she get NaMo transferred??
— Ramesh Sethu (@rameshsethu) May 25, 2018
And a parody video with the possible audio is also out:
Modi trolling Didi (with Audio)
Must listen. ?? pic.twitter.com/JVh1URN41b
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) May 25, 2018
While Modi may be immune, we must express deep concern over the livelihood of the driver of the CM and also the person responsible for planning this event, since they made the CM walk such a distance.