Featured Image: Roopa Ganguly and Sobhandeb Chatterjee in file photographs.
By A Newsman
Kolkata, 18 July: BJP’s women cell has lodged a police complaint against state power minister Sobhandeb Chatterjee over alleged derogatory remarks at its Rajya Sabha MP and state president Roopa Ganguly.
BJP Mahila Morcha state unit leader Locket Chatterjee lodged the complaint at Jorasanko police station this afternoon. She was accompanied by party’s advocate Debjit Sarkar.
She, along with a few hundred women cadres, had reached the police station in a procession from BJP state headquarters Murlidhar Sen Lane.
After lodging the complaint, Locket told reporters that it was against a derogatory post involving her that was uploaded on Facebook by a Trinamool worker named Ravi Shome and the derogatory remarks passed on against Roopa Ganguly by minister Sobhandeb Chatterjee.
“We have seen several innocent BJP workers being arrested in the past few days over Facebook posts. Now, we would watch whether Mamata Banerjee’s police apply the same yardstick against the Trinamool honchos who are using extremely objectionable words against we women leaders of BJP,” Locket said.
On 14 July, Roopa Ganguly had commented that the state’s law and order was at such a low that women visiting Bengal without the protection of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would surely end up getting raped within 15 days.
Reacting to this, minister Chatterjee had told a TV channel in Kolkata that if that was the case, Ganguly should tell how many times she was raped. “If she wants to establish her observation, she must answer this,” the minister, otherwise known to be soft-spoken and sober had said.