'Those criticizing have opened fire on protesters'

'Those criticizing have opened fire on protesters'

Those who are lecturing me had opened fire on protesters : Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh, who is facing flak from various quarters, even his own partymen, for his comments that anti-CAA protesters "were shot like dogs", Wednesday slammed his critics and said those who are castigating him had themselves opened fire on protesters on various occasions.

Ghosh said he is not at all bothered about the criticism as whatever he has said is for the country.

"I stick to my comments. I am not bothered about the criticism. Whatever I have said is in favour of the country. The TMC and Congress is criticising me. They too have opened fire on protesters on various occassion," he said.

Ghosh has kicked up a row with his remark at a public meeting in Nadia district on Sunday that "anti-CAA protesters were shot like dogs in BJP-ruled states", provoking criticism from political rivals as well as his own partymen.

Asked whether he is ready to work as the state party president for the second term, he said he has filed the nomination and will do whatever his party asks him to do.

Ghosh was appointed as state president in December 2015. 

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