TMC MPs to visit MP, BJP says it shows Mamata’s nervousness

Mamata Banerjee said "...If there is any incident in any BJP-ruled state, we will also send a TMC team there".

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Published: June 16, 2014 8:00 pm
Mamata Banerjee, may run into rough weather with the state BJP set to move court against the move. On Sunday Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “I feel that from now on, if there is any incident in any BJP-ruled state, we will also send a Trinamool Congress central team there because it cannot be one-sided. (Source: IE archive)

Acting on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s threat on Sunday to send Trinamool Congress MPs to BJP-ruled states in response to BJP central teams’ visit to the state, the ruling party on Monday decided to send a team of TMC MPs to visit Madhya Pradesh where a tribal woman was gangraped and paraded naked in a village.

TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, who will lead the team of BJP parliamentarians, said, “It has been decided that a five-member delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs will visit Bhiali Kheda village of Madhya Pradesh where a tribal woman was gangraped and paraded naked a few days back.

Ray said that the team would visit the place in the next two to three days and submit a report to the party supremo on return.

“Our mission is to visit the place and get the first hand information about what happened and what steps are being taken regarding the arrests and safety of the victim,” Ray said.

Reacting on this, BJP national spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh said that the TMC’s decision to send a team showed party supremo Mamata Banerjee’s “nervousness, who is reacting rather than acting as a chief minister”.

“It shows Mamata Banerjee’s nervousness about the rise of the BJP in Bengal. Mamata Banerjee should take steps to improve the deteriorating law and order situation in Bengal,” Singh said.

Ray, who is TMC deputy leader in Rajya Sabha, will be accompanied by party MPs Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Arpita Ghosh, Uma Soren and Rajya Sabha MP Nadimul Haq.

On Sunday Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “I feel that from now on, if there is any incident in any BJP-ruled state, we will also send a Trinamool Congress central team there because it cannot be one-sided. They will get just as they do, Tit for tat.”

A tribal woman in Madhya Pradesh was allegedly gangraped by 10 people, including her husband, paraded naked and forced to drink urine in front of her minor son on June 13 in the village following a land dispute. After the woman lodged a complaint alleging that her husband engineered the attack, all the accused were nabbed.

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  1. A
    Jun 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm
    One who cannot make tribals in her own state happy, is sending delegation for the cause of tribals in other states. Good copy paste job. By the way what advice your representatives are going to deliever.."if you dont get justice or job become tea vendors, work in tea stalls" isnt it?
    1. Anil Bharali
      Jun 17, 2014 at 5:45 am
      Shame!!This is a naked example for who think that dirty devil caste system is very much present in the feudally influenced majority section of the society in India.
      1. D
        Jun 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm
        First check the lawlessness in your own state and try to do better governance- there is complete anarchy here !
        1. P
          Jun 16, 2014 at 6:16 pm
          This one is seriously nuts!! Wonder why the people of WB chose to get out of burning oil to fire.
          1. S
            Sachin Jagade
            Jun 16, 2014 at 4:43 pm
            Let TMC first end atrocities and lawlessness in Bengal. And stop molly coddling Bangladeshis. Get down from your high horse and stop aspiring to be PM. Empty slogans on development may have got TMC many MPs. But BJPs stunning show outmanoeuvred Mamta. She is a nobody now in national politics and how happy we all are.
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