RSS hits back: ‘TMC doing politics on rape’

Condemning the Trinamool Congress’s attempt to “bring politics” in the heinous crime, the state’s RSS unit said it is “unfortunate such leaders exist in Bengal”.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:March 19, 2015 3:37 am
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Condemning the Trinamool Congress’s attempt to “bring politics” in the heinous crime that took place in Ranaghat on March 14, the state’s RSS unit said it is “unfortunate such leaders exist in Bengal”.

“This is so unfortunate that the ruling party is trying to do politics in this case as well. They are trying to satisfy their political interest. This is so shameful for the people living here. We cannot imagine someone indulging in politics when our mother has been violated so brutally,” said Jisnu Basu, the organisation’s state general secretary.

Basu’s comment was in reaction to state minister Firhad Hakim’s statement in which he had blamed the “ghar wapsi” campaign by some Hindu groups for the rape of a nun in a convent school in Nadia district’s Ranaghat.

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“We might have some different ideologies and we might follow different political line. But we never thought of framing our political opponent and let the culprits go for the sake of our vested political interest. It was never the culture of Bengal. These people are destroying the state’s culture,” he added.

The RSS leaders have also claimed that volunteers of the organisation have been instructed to start an “investigation” in the area and “find out the reason” behind the heinous act. “We have asked our volunteers to collect information locally and pass it on to the police and investigating agencies probing the case,” added a senior RSS leader.

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