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Cartoon had a plan to assassinate me: Mamata

May 11, 2012 22:25 IST

Resurrecting the controversial issue of a cartoon lampooning her, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed it actually contained a message threatening to assassinate her.

She also alleged a conspiracy through Facebook, Twitter and SMS.

"Mamata Banerjee is not a cartoon. A section of the media called it a cartoon. But they are wrong. It contained the word 'Vanish', which means a plan to assassinate and kill Mamata Banerjee," the chief minister told a party meeting in reference to the cartoon.

The cartoon was sent by Professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, who was arrested and later released, leading to a hue and cry.

"Why did the professor use someone else's email to send it? A professor is supposed to guide his students with good advice. If a rickshawalla commits a crime, it will be a criminal act. The law applies to all," she said.

She also claimed there was a political conspiracy on Facebook, Twitter and through SMS against her.

"There is a political conspiracy through Facebook, Twitter and SMS. I am being shown in Facebook. Now, it is my turn. I will show you Facebook," she warned.

She also saw a larger conspiracy allegedly hatched by the Communist Party of India – Marxist and Maoists.

"The CPI-M always provides encouragement. Emails are being sent by ultra-left backed organisations," she said.

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