The BJP on Monday launched a sharp attack on West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, alleging that she is known for 'genocide against Hindus' and is now allowing her party's workers to sexually assault women.
Irani alleged that Banerjee is known for his “genocide against Hindus”. “That she will now allow her men to pick young, married Hindu women to rape them night after night in the TMC office cannot be expressed in mere words,” she said, citing details of the accusations.
“The question is whether we as citizens can be mute spectators,” the Union minister said, accusing the TMC supremo of trading the dignity of vulnerable communities like scheduled castes and scheduled tribes for “political benefits”.
Noting that the Prime Minister is in charge of the Home Ministry, Irani, in an apparent swipe at the Congress, said those leading a yatra for justice in the country are also keeping quiet.
It is a state-sponsored attack on Hindus, she alleged.
Meanwhile, a Trinamool Congress (TMC) delegation led by senior leader Partha Bhowmick will visit Sandeshkhali in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas on Tuesday afternoon to take stock of the situation in the anger-hit area against the local TMC leadership for alleged atrocities. against women.
In recent days, the TMC has been facing the ire of locals in Sandeshkhali following demands for the arrest of party leader Shajahan Sheikh and his aides for alleged harassment of women in the area.
“The delegation will be led by party leader and state irrigation and waterways minister Partha Bhowmick. TMC MLA Narayan Goswami and other leaders will accompany him. They will return and submit a report to the state leadership,” said a senior TMC leader.
Though the TMC leadership has suspended a number of local leaders in the area, it has failed to defuse the anger of the locals.
A large number of women in Sandeshkhali have been protesting in recent days, alleging that Shajahan and his 'gang' had forcibly captured parts of the country and also sexually harassed them.
They demanded the arrest of Shajahan, who has been absconding since last month after an Enforcement Directorate (ED) team that raided his house in connection with an alleged ration scam was attacked by a mob.
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Published: Feb 12, 2024 5:37 PM IST