Kolkata: In two different incidents over alleged ‘atrocities’ against women, both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress trade charges against each other.
In North Dinajpur within 24 hours after few women defected back to TMC from BJP, the TMC leaders had reportedly asked them to perform ‘dandavat parikrama’ to wash their sins for joining BJP.
"TMC has time and again insulted tribal people. This takes it even higher. This is highly condemnable. We firmly stand with our karyakartas and will do everything to protect them," he said.
"TMC did everything to insult them (Tribal community). I appeal to all people of the tribal community across the nation to protest against the party as they are anti-tribal," he added.
Bengal in ruins under Mamata Banerjee
BJP West Bengal co-incharge Amit Malviya taking to Twitter stated that Bengal is in ‘ruins’ under Mamata Banerjee.
“These Tribal women (Martina Kisku, Shiuli Mardi, Thakran Soren and Malati Murmu) doing Dandavat Parikrama are residents of Balurghat. This is not a religious ritual but punishment meted out by local TMC leaders because they joined the BJP. WB is in ruins under Mamata Banerjee,” said Malviya.
BJP general secretary compares women to Surpanakha
Stating that TMC doesn’t have respect for ST community, BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar alleged that ‘TMC goons forced them to return to TMC and punished them by asking to do Dandavat Parikrama’.
In another incident a video of BJP general secretary and former West Bengal observer Kailash Vijayvargiya went viral where he was heard comparing women in ‘bad clothes as Surpanakha’.
'India going backward during BJP era'
TMC Rajya Sabha MP Sushmita Dev said that she is not surprised as according to her it is not the first time that BJP is passing a ‘sexist’ comment.
“Who is a BJP leader to decide what is dirty and clean and who are they to decide how a woman will conduct themselves. This is in his BJPs DNA. I condemn the remarks and hope he will apologize to the women of the country,” said Sushmita.
TMC minister Sashi Panja said, “Women work may be their clothes cannot be clean. BJP speaks of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. Their claims and comments are different. India is going backwards during the BJP era,” mentioned Panja.
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