Mamata Banerjee's comments on "minority extremism" created a stir. Her comments are allegedly targeted AIMIM leader, Hyderabad MP, Asaduddin Owaisi. Owaisi also hit back at her comments fiercely.
She made these comments at an event held in Cooch Behar."Extremism is emerging among minorities just as there are extremists among Hindus. There is a political party and they are taking money from the BJP, they are from Hyderabad, not from West Bengal," said Mamata.
Though she did not directly, it is believed that those were aimed at Owaisi.
To which the Hyderabad MP responded, "If our work is extremism according to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, then I can't say anything. Extremism is that she let the BJP enter West Bengal and she is looking down to Muslims of the state as human indicators of Muslims are very low in the stateâ€.
"Please stop appeasing Muslims for vote," he observed.
"By making allegations against me you are giving the message to Muslims of Bengal that Owaisi's party has become a formidable force in the state. Mamata Banerjee is showcasing her fear and frustration by making such comments," he added.
"If Didi is worried about a bunch of us 'from Hyderabad' then she should tell us how the BJP won 18 of 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal," read Owaisiâ€™s Tweet.