'You Can Protect Cows, Not Women?' Jaya Bachchan On BJP Worker's Threat

Sources in Trinamul described as "smart" the chief minister's decision to steer clear of launching a counter-attack on the remark by the BJP youth leader. "She saw no sense in antagonising the Congress in a district where Trinamul is gaining anyway through large-scale defections", a minister said.

The Birbhum police had already warned the Bir Hanuman Jayanti organisers against holding any rally or procession in district centre Suri on April 11 which was Hanuman Jayanti. "Here in Bengal, lakhs of Mamata supporters are present to defend her life", Dr Chatterjee said. BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya said he did not agree with Varshney's remarks although there was anger against Mamata Banerjee for her politics of appeasement.

This is the context within which one must locate the aggression of the state's BJP leaders. Now we are in Bengal. What were they doing when an Imam issued fatwa against me and Prime Minister?

"There have been many attempts on Banerjee's life since 1990s".

"Such statements have nothing to do with the healthy politics".

Bengal, for many decades now, has had the dubious distinction of being a state where political violence is widespread, even in normal times. I will pay Rs 22 lakh to anyone who brings me the head of the BJP leader. I am committed to the people. "The Chief Minister who is also a women should answer this". He said this because he believed that Vijayan was behind the killings of RSS workers in Kerala.

In the Rajya Sabha, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said the state government can register an FIR and take action. "These are states where the Congress is the main Opposition and any attempt to forge an alliance of non-BJP parties can not ignore that".

The offer was the latest episode in growing clashes between state forces and Hindu right-wing elements, who are gaining muscle and accuse Banerjee of being biased towards Muslims. "We are a disciplined party and we condemn such acts". "We, here in Bengal are enough to deal with the terror that the state TMC has unleashed", said Dilip Ghosh, state BJP president.

  • Todd Kelly