Actor-turned-Trinamool Congress contestant Koushani Mukherjee courted controversy on Saturday as a video along with her purported remark “Please suppose earlier than you solid votes, you will have mom, sister at residence” went viral. Koushani, who had joined Trinamool Congress two months in the past and is on the fray within 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 provide it a unique which means.”
“I had sought to venture the truth that Bengal is the most secure state for girls, in contrast to BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh the place girls have been raped in Hathras and their mother and father have been shot at for protesting. The BJP IT cell edited the footage for affordable politics,” she mentioned in an announcement.
Koushani additionally posted a video of what she claimed was her unique touch upon her Fb web page wherein she is seen strolling in her constituency canvassing for votes and telling voters “Assume twice earlier than voting for BJP, you will have your mom and sisters at residence”.
She can be seen saying “In Didi’s Bengal girls are protected. Don’t vote for BJP in the event you don’t need Bengal to show into one other Hathras in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh.” Actor-turned BJP chief Rupa Bhattacharya hit out at Koushani in a put up saying “The utterances of the so-called actress turned politicians such as you make our heads dangle in disgrace.”‘
“An actress ought to have a refined style … For those who suppose that by making such an unsightly remark you’ll endear your self to Trinamool Congress employees, relaxation assured they’ll hate your hypocrisy from the underside of their coronary heart,” Bhattacharya mentioned.
Trinamool Congress minister Sashi Panja mentioned a part of Koushani’s feedback have been saved within the edited video however not your complete footage.