Kolkata: An FIR has been lodged against BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly for her controversial remark that wives and daughters in Bengal will not survive for 15 days without getting raped.
"I dare all the parties, the ones who keep flattering the Bengal government and Congress to send their daughters, wives, and sister-in-laws to Bengal without taking any hospitality from Mamata Banerjee. If they are able to survive for 15 days without getting raped, then tell me," she had said on Friday.
Her statement drew severe criticism from various quarters but she refused to take back her words.
Following the remark, a woman lodged a complaint against the BJP leader at Nimta police station, North 24-Parganas. “We have lodged a complaint against her under sections 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC. We will soon examine the MP for her remark,” a senior police officer said.
Taking a serious note on Roopa’s statement, State Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay made another controversial statement said, “She should say how many times she has been raped in Bengal. Before making a baseless allegation, she should reveal this first. Then only the truth will come out.”
Meanwhile, the Kolkata police initiated a case against the state BJP President Dilip Ghosh for threatening to torch Chief Minister Mamata
Banerjee’s residence if the police tried to arrest him under false cases.
Ghosh made this statement on Friday while addressing a public rally in West Midnapore.