KOLKATA: A police complaint was lodged on Tuesday against BJP West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh for his threat to “beat up” and “shoot” anti-CAA protesters, whom he called “infiltrators”.
The complaint was registered in Ranaghat police station of Nadia district by a Trinamool Congress worker Krishnendu Banerjee, who alleged that Ghosh was inciting communal passion.
Addressing a party rally on Sunday in Ranathat, about 80 km from Kolkata, Ghosh went ballistic, saying the governments in BJP-ruled Assam, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh have shot dead “like dogs” those protesting against the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Alleging there were one crore infiltrators in the state, Ghosh had accused them of destroying public property worth Rs 500-600 crore during the violent protests against the CAA last month.
He accused the state’s Mamata Banerjee government of remaining silent a spectator to the violence.
“This (violence) happened because there was neither any baton charge, nor firing, nor was any FIR filed. Why? Didi”s (elder sister, as Mamata Banerjee is popularly called) police did not arrest anybody… because they vote for her”.
He then referred to the three states ruled by the BJP.
However, his incendiary comments did not meet the approval of sections in the party.
But Ghosh did not budge, and aggressively asked whether the party was being run by Shah or Babul Supriyo.