The BJP came under attack from all major parties in Parliament over a statement by a BJP youth wing leader declaring a Rs 11 lakh bounty for anyone who beheads West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The issue was raised in both the Houses by Trinamool Congress members, with all major political parties as well as the government condemning the statement.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Upper House, TMC member Sukhendu Sekhar Roy asked the House and the government to condemn the incident, saying "a constitutionally elected CM has been described as a demon".
Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan also slammed the government for prioritising cow protection over women’s safety.
Jaya Bachchan, Rajya Sabha MPWe must take steps for protection of women aggressively. You are protecting cows but atrocities are being committed on women.
Responding to the stinging attacks on the bounty remark, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said:
I strongly condemn such type of statements. The state government is free to take appropriate legal action on this issue.
Other opposition parties, including Congress, Left and SP, also supported TMC on the issue and slammed the incident.
In the Lok Sabha, too, the BJP youth leader's statement was condemned by all parties, with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar saying such a statement was wrong and the government strongly condemns it.
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