Police Complaint Against BJP's Roopa Ganguly For Controversial Rape Remark

Henrietta Strickland
July 16, 2017

Member of Parliament and BJP lawmaker Roopa Ganguly has been booked by police officials for allegedly making controversial remarks about the safety of women in West Bengal.

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly who made headlines after she said that women can not survive in West Bengal without being raped has been booked by the West Bengal Police.

Ganguly, reiterated her statement on Saturday, saying "even 15 days is too much" a woman won't be able to stay safe even for a fortnight. However, in an exclusive interview with India Today, the BJP leader stood by her comments saying that it was the reality of the state. "We have registered an FIR against Roopa Ganguly and legal proceedings is on", said Dhrubajyoti Dey, DC (Belgharia) of Barrackpore Commissionerate. The tribals in the area went on a rampage demanding arrests in the case.

For over a month now, West Bengal has been a boiling point now over the recent communal unrest in Basirhat, and the ongoing campaign for a separate state of Gorkhaland in Darjeeling that is led by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an ally of the BJP. Ghosh had yesterday threatened that he will torch Banerjee's residence if the state police tried to arrest him under false cases.

"Instead of fighting with me and my words, come down to the ground". Attacking the Mamata Banerjee government on the law and order situation in the state, Ms Ganguly on Friday said, "Send their (Trinamool workers) wives and daughters to Bengal".

However, the controversy took to a new level when the comments were countered by TMC leader Shovandeb Chattopadhyay. These remarks empowers those who make such objectionable statements against victims of rape and sexual assault. The police complaint was filed at Nimta police station in North 24 Parganas district against Ganguly for public mischief and criminal intimidation.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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