Union minister Adhir Ranjan calls Mamata ‘mad elephant’

In a new low in the West Bengal politics, Minister of State for Railways and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday called Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a “mad elephant”.

Chowdhury was hitting out at the ruling Trinamool Congress when he made the derogatory remark on the party chief while campaigning in Murshidabad district for the ongoing panchayat polls in the state.

“In spite of being successful in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress is in a mess at the moment. The chief minister is herself involved in a huge way in the entire mess. If the head of the house behaves like a mad elephant, what can be said about the party workers,” the minister said.

The Congress and the Trinamool Congress had contested the last general and Assembly elections as allies, but that does not stop them from making personal attacks on each other’s leaders.

The state has been witnessing violent clashes almost on a daily basis during the ongoing panchayat polls.