Mamata trying to shield Tapas Paul, should sack him: BJP

Pal tendered unconditional apology for allegedly threatening to kill CPI-M workers and having their women raped.

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Updated: July 2, 2014 3:51 pm
West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Accsuing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of trying to shield Tapas Paul, who has made controversial remarks, senior BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said only an apology was of no use and he should be made to quit as Trinamool Congress MP.

“Two tapes of TMC MP Tapas Paul are out and Mamata Banerjee is still trying to shield him. This is the policy of Trinamool for TMC goons. Only apology is of no consequence, he should be made to quit his parliament seat,” Singh told PTI.

“West Bengal government should file a criminal case against him,” Singh said.

Banerjee had on Tuesday described Paul’s hate speech as a ‘big blunder’, but then wondered if she should ‘kill him’ for this and said whatever steps are needed to be taken have been taken.

“It is not just a mistake, it’s big blunder. We have taken whatever steps that are needed to be taken. It is an individual utterance. What do you want? Should I kill him? What can I do? Whatever I can do we can do it through our policy”, Banerjee told reporters yesterday.

Paul on Tuesday tendered unconditional apology for allegedly threatening to kill CPI-M workers and having their women raped after he was asked by an embarassed party leadership to do so and condemnded by opposition political parties as well as noted personalities.

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    Nandanan Nandanan
    Jul 2, 2014 at 10:44 am
    People bestowed faith in him and made him an MP. Can an MP afford to do bers ? Why Mamta is hesitant to sack him for doing such bers. His mind is traveling in the direction of what he said. God only knows what are his intentions.
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      subhasis ghosh
      Jul 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm
      Mamata has a history of playing down violence against women in West Bengal after she has come to,power. Hence she is unlikely to take any action against this foul mouthed MP. The courts should take up the matter sou moto.
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