West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who sat on a dharna in Kolkata on Tuesday to protest against the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) ban on her campaign for 24 hours, took to her favourite hobby and produced two paintings while sitting on her wheelchair.
Banerjee arrived at the Mayo road venue in the morning and began her sit-in next to a Mahatma Gandhi statue at the venue. She went about with pouring colours on the palette, making swift brushstrokes, and soon she produced a painting, which she showed to the crowd as it cheered.
Meanwhile, a defence official said that the area where Mamata Banerjee is staging a protest belongs to the army, and the TMC was yet to receive permission for the programme.
“We received an application from Trinamool Congress (TMC) at 9:40 am, for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for Kolkata’s Gandhi Murti as the area falls under Army’s jurisdiction. It is under process and NOC hasn’t been issued yet,” the official said, according to news agency ANI.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 13/04/2021