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Friday, 1 February 2013

Salman Rushdie on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.



Controversial author Salman Rushdie on Friday said he was forced to cancel his trip to Kolkata as he was told that he would be bundled out in the next flight by the police on instructions from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

"The simple fact is that the chief minister Mamata Banerjee ordered the police to block my arrival," tweeted the British Indian novelist who was forced to cancel his trip to the metropolis on Wednesday to promote Deepa Mehta's film Midnight's Children based on his novel. "I did not get "friendly advice" to stay away from Kolkata. I was told the police would put me on next plane out... The police gave my full itinerary to the press and called Muslim leaders, clearly inciting protests," he claimed on the micro-blogging site.
Source: dnaindia

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