Kolkata Knight Riders' felicitation: Cricket celebration or political rally?

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  • May 29, 2012;
The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, fighting a debt burden of over Rs 2 lakh crore, celebrated their newly-crowned champions in grand style. From two sets of gold chains saying 'Bengal loves you', to custom-made cake-sandesh, shawls, the state government spent Rs 45 lakh on the celebrations. But Kolkata's victory party failed to amuse critics, many calling it an embarrassing tamasha at the cost of the taxpayer.