The Congress has criticized Mamta Banerjee for removing the photo of Jawaharlal Nehru from the DP of the Twitter account.

New Delhi:

West Bengal Congress has slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for deliberately excluding country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the display picture (DP) of her Twitter account on the occasion of 76th Independence Day.

A collage of pictures of all the prominent freedom fighters of the country was put in the DP, but Jawaharlal Nehru was not given a place in it.

Bengal Congress has retweeted the tweet of a man whose daughter sketched 'Tryst with Destiny' in the speech given by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Twitter user Abhishek Banerjee wrote, "My daughter has tried to remind some basic history lesson by picturing the first Independence Day moment."

Retweeting this tweet, the Congress on August 14, tagging the Twitter handles of Mamata Banerjee and All India Trinamool Congress, wrote: "History lesson to @MamataOfficial @AITCofficial by a baby girl! Because they tried to please their political masters." Deliberately removed the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru from his Independence Day DP."

The user further wrote, "@AITCofficial & @MamataOfficial You can intentionally remove #JawaharlalNehru from your #IndpendenceDay DP to please your Guru @narendramodi, but you can't remove him from history; so my daughter first Tried to remind some basic history lesson by portraying the moment of Independence Day."

After this, through the trail on this tweet, people started asking questions to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Meanwhile, a similar controversy has taken place in Karnataka as well.

Highlighting the contribution of various freedom fighters to the Indian independence movement, the name of Jawaharlal Nehru has been dropped from the list of freedom fighters published in the Karnataka government advertisement on Independence Day, causing political uproar in the southern state. 


Congress leader and former Chief Minister of the state Siddaramaiah has questioned Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai for doing so.

Siddaramaiah, in a series of tweets, has also demanded an apology from the Chief Minister expressing strong objection to the removal of Jawaharlal Nehru's picture in the advertisement.