Actor-turned-Trinamool Congress candidate Koushani Mukherjee courted controversy on Saturday as a video along with her purported remark “Please think before you cast votes, you have mother, sister at home” went viral.
Koushani Mukherjee, who had joined Trinamool Congress two months in the past and is contesting the Krishnagar seat claimed that part of her remark was taken out of context and put within the video by BJP’s IT cell to present it a distinct that means.
“I had sought to project the fact that Bengal is the safest state for women, unlike BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh where women were raped in Hathras and their parents were shot at for protesting. The BJP IT cell edited the footage for cheap politics,” she mentioned in a press release.
Ms Mukherjee additionally posted a video of what she claimed was her authentic touch upon her Facebook web page by which she is seen strolling in her constituency canvassing for votes and telling voters “Think twice before voting for BJP, you have your mother and sisters at home”.
She can be seen saying “In Didi’s Bengal women are safe. Don’t vote for BJP if you don’t want Bengal to turn into another Hathras in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh.”
Actor-turned BJP chief Rupa Bhattacharya hit out at Ms Mukherjee in a publish saying “The utterances of the so called actress turned politicians like you make our heads hang in shame.”
“An actress should have a refined taste … If you think that by making such an ugly comment you will endear yourself to Trinamool Congress workers, rest assured they will hate your hypocrisy from the bottom of their heart,” Ms Bhattacharya mentioned.
Trinamool Congress minister Sashi Panja mentioned a part of Koushani Mukherjee’s feedback had been saved within the edited video however not your entire footage.