“Such a thing is unthinkable in the 21st century. This is reflective of the political bankruptcy of the Trinamool Congress and its leaders," CPI-M leader and former Kolkata mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya said.

Social activist Miratun Nahar and theatre personality Kaushik Sen too condemned the incident.

The incident has outraged opposition parties and embarrassed the ruling Trinamool Congress, especially as its leader, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is known for her spartan lifestyle.

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