A nude photo of stripping queen Poonam Pandey set Kolkota on boil. The moment her photo appeared on streets of Kolkota, it triggered wide protests across the city, hurting the religious sentiments. CM Mamata Banerjee who returned from Delhi appealed for peace saying “Some people provoked by political influence are trying to create problems in the city. I urge them not to fall to such provocation and ask them to maintain peace and harmony,”.
The nude Poonam Pandey snap led to protesters blocking roads for up to six hours throwing life out of gear over parts of Kolkata on Tuesday.Without naming the opposition, Banerjee accused it of stoking the fire and urged everyone to maintain peace and harmony. She warned that the administration will not tolerate any attempt to create trouble. Senior police officers rushed to the spot to persuade the agitators to lift the blockade which stalled traffic movement from Park Circus crossing to Bridge No. 4 since 3.45 p.m. Road blockades were also reported from the nearby Mullickbazar area. All the political parties appealed for peace.
Poonam Pandey reacting to controvery on her favorite micro blogging site twitter said
@iPoonampandey: I am really Shocked and Hurt over the incident in Kolkata, A fan made stupid morphed pic of mine was published by mistake on a News Paper.
@iPoonampandey: Please keep me away from any such unwanted controversies which could hurt one’s sentiments.
@iPoonampandey: TweetHrts & all my Fans round d World i do appreciate ur Love towards me but such edited/Morphed pix really hurt me