TNN | Updated: Jan 14, 2020, 8: 41 IST
KOLKATA: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh’s comment on Sunday that “anti-CAA protesters had been shot fancy canines in BJP-dominated states” has kicked up a important controversy and keep his social gathering at unease.
Ghosh slammed CM Mamata Banerjee “for no longer opening fire and ordering lathi-price” on these destroying public property for the interval of anti-Citizenship (Modification) Act protests all the plot in which via the convey. “Didi’s police didn’t seize poke in opposition to those that destroyed public property as they are her voters. Our governments in UP, Assam and Karnataka shot these folk fancy canines.”
The comment drew criticism from his social gathering colleagues and political competitors. Union minister Babul Supriyo used to be doubtlessly the main BJP neta to distance the social gathering from Ghosh’s assertion. “BJP as a social gathering has nothing to discontinue with what Ghosh might well delight in stated. It’s a long way a figment of his imagination, and BJP governments in UP, Assam delight in by no formula ever resorted to shooting folk for with out reference to reason in anyway. Very irresponsible of Dilipda to delight in stated what he stated,” he stated.
Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta shared Supriyo’s “irresponsible of Dilipda” tweet however refrained from commenting. Nonetheless, an unfazed Ghosh claimed his comment used to be in tune with his social gathering line. At a Midnapore court docket, he stated: “No matter I actually delight in stated is what the social gathering’s stand is. If we acquire a chance in Bengal, we’ll present you with the selection to take care of it in a identical formula.”
Reacting to Ghosh’s observation, Mamata stated: “One political chief is announcing that police will delight in to start fire (on vandals)… This can no longer happen in Bengal. We are going to present you with the selection to no longer let this happen in Bengal. Folks which will possible be repulsive (folk) will delight in to contain the accountability for these actions. Bengal has no longer yet change into UP or Gujarat. Protesters were shot in UP and Karnataka.”
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