BJP lawmaker calls Mamata ‘Surpanakha’; despite PM’s warning to party motormouths

This is because BJP leader Surendra Singh went on to call West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as "Surpanakha"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have warned the party lawmakers to refrain from making controversial statements that feeds into media narratives but a BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh apparently is in no mood to listen.

This is because BJP leader Surendra Singh went on to call West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as “Surpanakha”.

It need be mentioned that Surpanakha is mythological character from Ramayan in which she is the evil sister of demon king “Ravana”.

He said that Bengal could turn into another Jammu and Kashmir from where Hindus had to migrate.

This wasn’t the first time that the lawmaker has made controversial remarks.

In the past, Surendra Singh has predicted that India would become a Hindu state by 2024 as well that anyone who had reservations about Vande Mataram was a Pakistani.

It was such comments that PM Modi had probably hoped to end this weekend when he told lawmakers not to give fodder to the media.

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