Bengal police file case against BJP leader Roopa Ganguly
A police complaint was filed against BJP MP Roopa Ganguly for making controversial remarks about safety and security of women in West Bengal. It was filed at the Nimta station in North 24 Parganas district under Sections 505 and 506 of the IPC.
"I will tell people of India and politicians, everyone who supports Trinamool Congress including some Congress leaders… Send your wives and daughters to Bengal without taking hospitality of Mamata Banerjee. If they are able to survive there for 15 days without getting raped, then tell me," Ms. Ganguly had said a public event on Friday.
The Trinamool Congress said Ms. Ganguly had sullied the image of West Bengal.
However, the actor-turned-politician, who joined the BJP in 2015, remained defiant. She told journalists on Saturday that there was no question of withdrawing her comments, and she was lenient when she said "15 days".
In another development, a Trinamool leader submitted a letter to the Kolkata police against BJP State president Dilip Ghosh. At a public meeting in Kharagpur, Mr. Ghosh had said that the house of Ms. Banerjee would be set on fire if she dares to do anything against him. "If you have courage, try and even touch Dilip Ghosh. I will bring entire West Bengal to a halt. What you have seen in Darjeeling... your house will be set on fire," he said.
Senior officials of the Kolkata police said an inquiry was being conducted in the matter.