FIRs lodged against BJP leaders Roopa Ganguly, Dilip Ghosh over inflammatory remarks
During a visit to New Delhi a few days ago, Ganguly had said that women not belonging to the ruling party in Bengal were liable to be raped anytime. Ghosh, for his part, threatened to set chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s house on fire if she ever tried to arrest him.kolkata Updated: Jul 15, 2017 22:25 IST
Kolkata police on Saturday registered a case against state BJP women’s wing chief Roopa Ganguly for making a controversial remark regarding the safety of female opposition members in West Bengal.
During a visit to New Delhi a few days ago, Ganguly – also a Rajya Sabha legislator – had said that women not belonging to the ruling party in Bengal were liable to be raped anytime. She repeated the allegation on Friday, further sprucing it up with a statement that political admirers of the Trinamool government should send their wives and daughters to Bengal sans state protection to check if they can survive 15 days without being sexually assaulted.
The Sinthi police station in Kolkata registered the FIR on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, police had registered another case against Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh for threatening chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Addressing a public meeting at West Midnapore district on Friday, the firebrand leader had said that Banerjee’s house would be set on fire if she ever tried to arrest him.
The same day, a man in Alipurduar district was also held for sharing a “derogatory” social media post on the chief minister.
First Published: Jul 15, 2017 22:22 IST