Kalyan Banerjee appears to be controversy’s favourite son this season. The suspended Trinamool Congress MP has again unabashedly mimicked Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar, calling it “an art form.”
“I will keep doing the mimicry. It is an art form. If needed, I will do it a thousand times. I have all the fundamental rights to express my views. You can put me in jail. I will not step back,” India Today quoted Banerjee.
The website reported that Banerjee said he wouldn’t mind mimicking Dhankhar a thousand times since it was his fundamental right.
The TMC MP also said that Dhankhar over-reacted and was upset over a “trivial issue”.
A riled Dhankhar said Banejee had insulted his background as a Jat, besides belittling his position as the vice-president of India.
Dhankhar, who a Rajya Sabha chairperson, has said he would not tolerate any disrespect to Parliament or the constitutional post of the vice-president.
Banerjee reportedly that he learned mimicry in the Parliament. “We took them sportingly. Now if he starts crying without understanding the joke, there is nothing I can do…,” Banerjee said, adding that “Dhankhar cried like a child.”