Various news-reports misreported chief minister Mamata Banerjee statement on Tuesday claiming that Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee said that she will slap Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling her party “Tolabaaj party”. The news immediately went viral.
— News18 (@CNNnews18) May 7, 2019
CNN News have deleted the tweet. It’s screenshot is below
India Today –
"जब नरेंद्र मोदी बंगाल आकर कहते हैं कि टीएमसी लुटेरों से भरी पड़ी है तो मुझे उन्हें थप्पड़ मारने का मन हुआ:'' ममता बनर्जी https://t.co/1jL4MKMseb
— आज तक (@aajtak) May 7, 2019
The news reports made a mistake. On Tuesday Banerjee held a rally at Santuri, Purulia. Mamata Banerjee’s actual statement was, In the video mark of 13 minutes 31 seconds it was found that Banerjee said “Money doesn’t matter to me. So when Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being tolabaaj, I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy”.
Banerjee in her rally raised her hand to show that she really wants to give a tight slap. Both India Today and CNN news reports did not mention democracy in their news reports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Trinamool Congress is a party of “Triple T . Triple T stands for Trinamool, Tolabaazi, Tax”. Modi repeated ‘Tolabaazi‘ on Tuesday too . In Bengali Tolabbazi means organised extortion.
Here is the official twitter link of All India Trinamool Congress(AITC)
What’s new! Some 'Delhi media', masquerading as 'national media' have got it wrong again. This is what @MamataOfficial actually said:
"When Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being tolabaaj, I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy"
– Derek O'Brien
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) May 7, 2019
After news reports claimed that Mamata Banerjee said that she will slap Prime Minister Narendra Modi, twitter handlers became confused and wrote on Twitter whether it’s true that Banerjee has said that she will slap Modi.
However in Wednesday’s edition some of the news papers carried the news and reported it correctly.
#WATCH West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Purulia: Money doesn't matter to me.That is why when Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being Tolabaaz (Toll collector), I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy pic.twitter.com/JnE5xywWJI
— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2019
Here is the link from Times of India.
Here is the link of Economic Times: