West Bengal politics reaches a new low: Roopa Ganguly, TMC use issue of rape for mud-slinging

Politicians in West Bengal have touched a new low, using rhetoric of rape for mud-slinging. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Roopa Ganguly on Friday courted controversy by challenging Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders to send women from their families to West Bengal and see if they can survive for fifteen days without getting raped, reported ANI.

"I dare all the parties, the ones who keep flattering the West Bengal government and the Congress, to send their daughters, sisters-in-law, wives to Bengal, without taking any hospitality from Mamata Banerjee. If they are able to survive there for 15 days without getting raped, then tell me," Ganguly was quoted as saying by ANI. Ganguly, who was referring to present law and order situation in Bengal, asserted that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) and TMC destroyed the state and the BJP was there to fight against them. Responding to Ganguly's criticism, TMC leader and West Bengal power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay came up with a shocking statement, asking the BJP leader to reveal the number of times she had been raped in Bengal before portraying a negative picture about the state.

"First of all, she should say how many times she has been raped in Bengal. Before accusing anything or anyone, she should reveal this. Then only the truth behind her statement will be realized," Chattopadhyay was quoted as saying by ANI. 

According to an ANI report, the BJP, coming in support of Ganguly, said that rather than focusing on the literal meaning of her statement, importance should be given to the subject matter itself.

Published Date: Jul 16, 2017 08:22 AM | Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017 08:23 AM

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