Shame Theatre

India Today - - UPFRONT -

It isn’t a po­lit­i­cal party but an apo­lit­i­cal fo­rum— the Aamra Aakranto—that Kolkata mayor Sovon Chat­ter­jee is run­ning scared of. Bring­ing to­gether “vic­tims of hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions un­der the Ma­mata regime”, the fo­rum has Left and Congress sym­pa­this­ers. On April 25, it staged a one­act play out­side the Kolkata Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion, recre­at­ing a scene from the Narada scam video­tape, where the mayor is ‘seen’ tak­ing a bribe in his of­fice. Chat­ter­jee, fo­rum mem­bers say, has no busi­ness con­tin­u­ing in the post Ne­taji once held.

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