BJP nationwide vice-president Dilip Ghosh has dared the police to arrest him and ruling celebration employees to “lay hands on him”, asserting he needn’t be taught decency and ethics from “murderer and corrupt” Trinamool Congress, after an issue erupted over his alleged unsavoury feedback towards West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.The Medinipur MP’s newest remarks got here only some hours after a TMC delegation met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over the difficulty, who promised to look into the matter.
Ghosh, the previous state BJP chief, claimed he didn’t make any inappropriate comment towards Banerjee and his feedback had been solely in reference to her “political opportunism and inconsistency”.
The BJP chief, nonetheless, asserted he’ll proceed to talk out towards “cut money culture and atrocities committed by TMC on its opponents” even in Bhowanipore meeting constituency, represented by the chief minister.
“I dare the West Bengal Police to arrest me. I have not taken any cut money, nor have I killed anyone, burned anyone’s properties or looted them. I haven’t beaten up people for opposing my views either. Still, if the law enforcers want to put me behind the bars, I ask them to send the police,” he advised reporters on Thursday night time.
“I will not learn ethics or decency from murderer TMC which has taken the lives of scores of our party leaders and grassroots level workers since last year’s assembly elections. I won’t learn anything from corrupt people who siphon off government funds and divert aid meant for poor people to their kin,” he mentioned.
The BJP chief mentioned he merely referred to Banerjee’s “political opportunism and inconsistency”.
“She says one thing in West Bengal and something completely different in another part of the country. I only pointed that out,” Ghosh mentioned.
During a conclave organised by a media home, Ghosh had allegedly made derogatory remarks towards Banerjee’s household, whereas referring to her ‘Bangla nijer meyekei chay’ (Bengal desires its daughter) marketing campaign throughout the West Bengal meeting elections final 12 months and her subsequent go to to Goa, the place she claimed to have felt an affinity in direction of the coastal state.
A TMC delegation led by MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and state minister Bratya Basu met Dhankhar on Thursday and urged him to sentence Ghosh’s remarks and guarantee strictest punishment for the BJP chief.
“We have requested the governor to condemn Ghosh’s remarks. On various occasions, we have seen him actively calling out comments of others. We hope that on this occasion, too, he will do the same. Steps must be taken to ensure strictest punishment for the BJP leader,” Ghosh Dastidar mentioned.
She claimed that the governor promised to look into the matter.
Dhankhar, later within the day, tweeted that the delegation was given assurance the matter could be taken up for consideration.
“Delegation @AITCofficial sought intervention at remarks made towards Hon’ble CM was assured of consideration.
Indicated to delegation considerations at worrisome Constitutional transgressions, insensitive stance in direction of human rights and wish for working in tandem for public good,” he tweeted.
The ruling celebration in West Bengal additional sought authorized motion towards Ghosh.
“We want Dilip Ghosh to be arrested immediately. Such remarks have no place in a civilised society,” TMC state basic secretary Kunal Ghosh mentioned.
TMC nationwide basic secretary Abhishek Banerjee earlier voiced outrage over Ghosh’s feedback and demanded his arrest. Party MPs Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and Saugata Roy additionally condemned the remarks.
The state BJP management, on its half, insisted that it was not in favour of private assaults, which is the “hallmark of the TMC”, but when anybody was damage by any remark of Ghosh, that was “unintended”.
Asked to remark over the row, BJP state spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya advised PTI, “The BJP has never made any personal attack against any individual, this is not the culture of BJP. It is the TMC that had made objectionable comments against our national president, the home minister and prime minister.” “What we understand is that Ghosh gave indications about the inconsistent political stance of the TMC supremo all through her political career, and her opportunistic politics. He did not intend to attack her personally. If the TMC and Banerjee are hurt, however, we can say that it was unintended,” Bhattacharya added.