Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Saugata Roy on Monday came out in full defence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she is being unfairly criticised by a section of the media.
"Some media houses are acting in a motivated way to malign the chief minister and bring down her prestige. They are doing harm to the state by trying to pull down a democratically elected chief minister," said Roy, when asked Banerjee was angry.
"She is angry because they are twisting whatever she says. They are blowing up whatever she says. So, the chief minister is naturally angry; any human being would be angry," he added.
Last week, West Bengal chief minister vented her ire at photojournalists at a cultural festival in Burdwan district.
The latest outburst from Banerjee came while she was inaugurating the festival at Panagarh in Bardhaman district.
"Can't you see that people are cooking here? I will give you one slap," she said, angry with photo journalists jostling for space there.
Banerjee had recently been criticised for shouting at security personnel at the Kolkata Book Fair on February 6.