The West Bengal Chief Minister did not deliver her speech "in protest" during the event at Victoria Memorial to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after 'Jai Shree Ram' slogans were raised when she was invited to speak.
The Chief Minister said "government program should have some dignity" and it "is not fair to insult somebody whom you have invited".
In her brief remarks, a visibly upset Mamata Banerjee said it was a government program and not that of a political party.
The Trinamool Congress leader also said that she was grateful to the Prime Minister and Cultural Ministry for organising the event in Kolkata.
Netaji's birth anniversary is being observed as Parakram Diwas in the country.
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