TMC spokesperson Derek O’Brien has put his hair at stake for the ongoing elections saying he will shave his head if CPI (M) opposition leader Surjya Kant Mishra wins the Narayangarh seat in Burdwan district. Hindustan Times quoted Derek O’Brien saying: “Who is the leader of this patchwork (the Left-Congress electoral understanding) because the man they are projecting, Surjya Kanta Mishra — I will shave my head if he wins his own seat of Narayangarh.”<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Threatening to shave one’s head is not a new thing in politics and BJP’s Sushma Swaraj had famously threatened to to do so if a ‘foreign origin’ leader became the PM. She had said: “If Sonia becomes the Prime Minister, I will shave my head and start a mass movement.” That never happened as Manmohan Singh became the PM instead during the UPA I and II. Derek left red-faced after photoshop gaffe
ALSO READ TMC Photoshop row: Prakash Karat files complaint against Derek O’ Brien The Trinamool Congress courted controversy by allegedly posting a morphed picture of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh offering sweets to CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat, with the BJP planning to lodge a police complaint against TMC leadership and party’s national spokesperson Derek O’ Brien.The matter came into light after the TMC in its website, following a press conference of Derek O Brien, posted two videos and six pictures in the evening.
ALSO READ Mr Rajnath Singh, Malda violence is your creation: Derek O’Brien”I had conducted a press conference today and had shown two videos one of Rahul Gandhi, where he is seen criticizing the Left on one hand in Kerala and calling for an alliance with the Left in Bengal.”Later on along with these two videos, six pictures were posted on our party website, out of which one had shown Rajnath Singh offering sweets to Prakash Karat. This picture was there on our website for quite some time. But as soon as we came to know that the picture is morphed, we removed it.The matter should end there,” Brien told PTI.When asked from where did the TMC get the picture, Brien said, “We got the picture from the internet. How come would we know that the picture is morphed? We did not morph the picture. It was there in the internet. They are making a mountain out of a mole.”BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said the incident shows the frustration of TMC out of the fear of losing.”The incident shows the frustration of TMC out of the fear of losing. How could they use the morphed picture of Union Home Minister of India. This shows their mindset. This is a very serious matter. We have decided to lodge a police complaint regarding this matter,” Singh said.A TMC statement later on said, “Two videos & 6 pics were shown at our press conference. We removed one pic immediately when our research team learnt it was photoshopped.”With agency inputs

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Derek does a Sushma, promises to shave his head if CPI (M)’s Surjya Kant Mishra wins his seat