This time, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been given the ‘Bangla Academy Award’. The state Department of Information and Culture has given him the award for his book of poetry titled ‘Kabita Bitan’. But in this case, there is debate, criticism and laughter in the literary arena.
Popular Tollywood actress Srilekha Mitra poured a little more water on that tide of laughter. He has read two poems written by Mamata. He shared the video of that lesson on Facebook. And on hearing that, the netizens are laughing and looting.
At the beginning of the video, Srilekha said, ‘Who says Bengalis only read Rabindranath’s writings. This is why Mamata Banerjee was awarded the Bangla Academy Award for her relentless literary work, for her pursuit. ‘
Then Srilekha recited two poems written by Mamata. First he read ‘Epang Opang Jhapang’. He finished the poem and said, ‘This poem has a hidden meaning. Surely those who gave him the Academy Award have done him justice. ‘
Then he read ‘Hamba’. At the end of the reading, he said, ‘How much love he has for animals, it can be understood in this poem. I am also an animal lover. ‘
No one is left to understand that Srilekha has mocked Mamata by reading poetry.
After her reading, netizens are also laughing at Mamata’s poems. Many have made fun of the actress’s comment box. Someone has commented, ‘Bengalis will soon forget the grief of Nobel for the theft of Ravi Tagore.
Because another Nobel is coming to Bengal! ‘ Another wrote, ‘I am very inspired, from now on I will also write poetry’.
Mamata Banerjee’s poetry has been criticized before. But this time his award for poetry seemed to add fuel to the fire of controversy.