File photo of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb — already well known for a number of questionable statements — has let another one loose.
He has now said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "should get her brain examined", news reports said Thursday.
And that she "should go to a temple" for mental peace.
"Mamata didi should go to a temple and then get her brain examined at a hospital," ANI reported Deb as saying in Agaratala.
Deb's comments came after Mamata, in an interview, discredited the BJP for its victory in Tripura, and compared the saffron party's feat to "winning the municipal elections". She also reportedly claimed that the BJP's victory in Tripura was no cause for concern for her.
The BJP- Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) coalition defeated the Communist Party of India (CPI) with a two-thirds majority in the Tripura legislative assembly elections.
The BJP won 35 of the 59 seats that went to polls in the Left bastion, ousting the CPI (M) which won only in 17 assembly constituencies.
(With inputs from ANI)