Union Home Minister Amit Shah has got embroiled in a controversy after laying a wreath at the wrong statue while paying tribute to iconic Adivasi leader Birsa Munda in Bankura district on Thursday. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) took a dig at Shah, calling him “bohiragato [outsider]” Local Adivasi leaders pointed out on Friday that the statue the minister garlanded was not Munda’s but that of an anonymous tribal hunter. After garlanding the statue and showering it with petals, Shah tweeted, “Paid floral tributes to legendary tribal leader Bhagwan Birsa Munda ji in Bankura, West Bengal today.
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After Amit Shah garlands wrong statue, TMC calls him ‘outsider’
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