Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was slammed on Twitter after she announced that family members of Uri martyrs will get compensation of Rs. 2 Lakhs from the state.
Twitterati’s were enraged that while Banerjee had announced compensation of Rs 10 lakh for a pilgrim who lost his life in the Mecca, she is giving a sum of ‘meagre’ Rs. 2 lakh to the families of Uri martyrs.
Just 2 lakh for martyrs
They have sacrificed their lives for India
For our country to be safe & live in peace.
They are #MartyrsNotBeggars
— Swati (@SwatiT_) September 22, 2016
2 lacs for martyrs, Mamta Didi is insulting their sacrifice, martyrdom nd jingoism #MartyrsNotBeggars
— Gaurav Upadhyay (@gbupadhyay) September 22, 2016
Gold chain for crores earning cricketers
2L for Martyrs
Thats “SecLib” MamtaDidi for you
Dear WB CM #MartyrsNotBeggars
— Debjani Chatterjee (@devyanidilli) September 22, 2016
Following her announcement, many started tweeting with hashtag
#MartyrsNotBeggars so as to express their anger on her apathy and question Banerjee about her ‘discrimination’.
Mamata gives 2 lakhs for Uri Attack martyrs. Same Mamata gave 10 lakhs for victims who were killed in Hajj accident. Long live secularism!😧
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) September 21, 2016
— ANKAN DUTTA (@ANKANDUTTA16) September 22, 2016
Since the militant attack in Uri on September 18, many states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have announced compensation for the families of Uri martyrs who belonged to their state.
While Uttar Pradesh CM announced a sum of Rs 20 lakh each to the martyr’s family, Bihar CM had announced sum of Rs. 5 lakh which was later revised to Rs.11 lakh.