BJP youth wing leader offers Rs 11 lakh bounty on Mamata's head

BJP youth wing leader offers Rs 11 lakh  bounty on Mamata's head
A BJP youth wing leader announcing a Rs 11 lakh bounty to anyone who beheads West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rocked Parliament on Wednesday with both the government and Opposition strongly condemning the remarks.
 
Trinamool Congress MPs raised the issue in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha where they got instant support from other opposition parties while Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar in the Lower House and his deputy Mukthar Abbas Naqvi "strongly condemning" the remarks.
 
In Rajya Sabha, the issue was flagged by Trinamool MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy who said a BJP youth activist has publicly described Banerjee as a "demon" and announced the bounty. Demanding action by the government, he said the Centre was trying to "unleash a reign of terror" in West Bengal in the name of religion and other things.
 
Naqvi said he "strongly condemn such type of statements" and the state government was free to take appropriate legal action on this issue". "On such people action can be taken under the law. An FIR should be registered. Law should take its own course," Deputy Chairman P J Kurien echoed him.
 
BSP chief Mayawati termed it as a "serious matter" and demanded that BJP should take action against and not just condemn it. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan (SP) said "you can protect cows but women are facing atrocities," she said demanding aggressive steps to protect women, especially when a woman Chief Minister was being targeted.
 
BJP MP Roopa Ganguly said she too was a woman and "I was beaten up by 17 goons of TMC in front of policemen. The Chief Minister who is also a women should answer this."
 
In Lok Sabha, Kumar said such a statement by anyone was completely wrong and the government strongly condemns it.

"She is an elected Chief Minister and due respect must be given to her. We strongly condemn it," Kumar said. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said there have been many unpleasant incidents in the political discourse in recent past and everyone must work together to improve it.
 
Raising the issue, Trinamool MP Saugata Roy said it is a "serious and alarming behaviour" and the House must condemn it.

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