After the war of words over 'goondaism' in the state, West Bengal governor M
K Narayanan and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today shared a dais amidst
Banerjee and Narayanan shook hands on the dais at a programme commemorating the
150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at the Salt Lake stadium here and
were seen chatting together.
Narayanan's comment on "goondaism" while referring to political violence in the
state drew sharp reaction from Panchayat Mminister Subrata Mukherjee who had
reportedly retorted about showing the 'yellow card' to the Governor. Mukherjee
subsequently denied having used the words 'yellow card'.
Meanwhile, the chief minister stirred a controversy by using her party slogan 'Maa
Mati Manush' (mother, earth and humans) while conducting the oath-taking
ceremony of youths present at the programme.
"Protecting Maa Mati Manush is our duty," Banerjee said.
The opposition Left Front slammed Banerjee for using her party slogan at a