Kolkata: In an embarrassment to Mamata Banerjee, her party MLA Shikha Mitra on Monday hailed villagers who protested during visit of the Chief Minister and even slammed Banerjee for dubbing villagers ‘Maoist’.

"I salute the villagers of Kamuduni who dared to protest during Mamata Banerjee's visit," Mitra said, referring to the protests by women of village on June 17 following the rape and murder of a girl on June 7.
"This protest was very necessary in Bengal. The Chief Minister herself being a woman should have been more sensible towards the concerns of women," Mitra said.
On the Chief Minister having labelled the women as 'Maoists' and 'CPI(M) supporters', Mitra said, "I don't know on what basis innocent villagers were labelled as Maoists as they dared to question Mamata Banerjee.
"This tendency of labelling innocent people as Maoists is not right," she added.
Meanwhile, the Park Street rape victim, whose case was earlier termed as 'concocted' by Banerjee, visited the family of the girl and expressed her support.


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