A political storm has arisen over TMC chief Mamata Banerjee’s assertions that all in the RSS were “not bad” and there are many who “do not support BJP”. While the AIMIM, Congress and CPM attacked her for what they saw as opportunism on Mamata's part, the BJP said it did not need certificates from her. The RSS, instead of commenting on her remarks, pointed to Bengal's record of political violence and asked for corrective measures. The sharpest attack came from AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who said that “in 2003 too, she had called RSS ‘patriots', (and) in turn RSS had called her Durga”. Owaisi said sarcastically, “hope TMC's ‘Muslim faces' praise her for her honesty and consistency”.