gfiles magazine

September 10, 2012

No love lost

Vol. 6- Issue 6 - Sept 2012
likes & dislikes
No love lost
the tale of mamata and deepa
WEST BENGAL Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was once a close friend and ally of Congress leader Priya Ranjan Das Munshi. Both were youth activists in the Congress and were known to be close. Today Mamata is the head of her own political party, the Trinamool Congress, while the dynamic Priya Ranjan Das Munshi is in Apollo Hospital in a coma for the last many years after he suffered a major heart attack. He was the Union minister for I&B. His wife Deepa Das Munshi contested as an MP from Priya’s Lok Sabha seat and won the election. She is known to be a strong critic of Mamata Banerjee and Mamata is known to dislike Deepa. But the situation took an interesting turn recently when two of Mamata’s close lieutenants went to Apollo Hospital and visited Priya Ranjan Das Munshi. They were Sudeep Bandopadhyaya, the Minister of State for Health, and Kunal Ghosh, a journalist and Rajya Sabha MP from Mamata’s party. Sudeep sought details of how much money has been spent on Das Munshi’s treatment and said he should be taken home since the hospital....READMORE

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