West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh apologises for remarks on Mamata Banerjee

Dilip Ghosh earlier said the BJP could have "dragged her (Mamata Banerjee) by her hair" in Delhi.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: December 13, 2016 8:07 pm
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BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh Tuesday apologised to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for his remarks that they could have “dragged her by her hair”, saying he didn’t intend to make any “personal attack”. “Never did I tried to hurt feelings of any person or intended to make any personal attack against anyone. Whatever I said was out of emotion. I heard that some TMC leaders are shocked about my choice of words against the CM. If our CM feels insulted with the words I used, I am extremely sorry,” Ghosh said in the state Assembly.

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Ghosh apologised in the House soon after Government Deputy Chief Whip Tapas Roy strongly raised his voice against him. The state BJP chief, however, expressed hope that fair politics would prevail in the state under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee. As she enjoys political freedom in Delhi, we should also have similar rights in the state, he said. Ghosh also expressed his feelings in similar tune during a meeting of the Business Advisory committee (BAC) in the Assembly.

Later, speaking at a press conference at the Assembly press corner, Ghosh again apologised for his remarks about the Chief Minister. “If our Chief Minister felt insulted by my comments, I have no problems in apologising to her,” Ghosh said. Ghosh, who is known for his controversial statements, had passed some objectionable remarks about the CM during the past few days over her protest against Centre’s demonetisation move.

He had earlier said, “She (Mamata) went to Delhi and had her programmes of protests unopposed. We could have dragged her by hair and threw her out if we wanted.” Leaders of the ruling TMC had slammed Ghosh for using such abusive language and personal attacks on Banerjee. A Kolkata ‘Imam’ had issued a ‘fatwa’ against him and had said stones should be pelted at the BJP leader and he should be thrown out of the state.

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    Raja
    Dec 14, 2016 at 11:13 am
    I strongly support mr Ghosh.He should become next cm of Bengal.who is that imam? What right has he got to kill Ghosh..I request all Bengali Hindus to support mr.Ghosh.He is the na.mo.of Bengal
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      Juno
      Dec 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm
      Filipino Ghosh is a to have surrendered to Begum Mamta.
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        MyTake
        Dec 13, 2016 at 6:27 pm
        In fact there is a match between this BJP leader and Mamata. Apparently they understand each other and talks in mutually understandable language!
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          Balasubramanya
          Dec 13, 2016 at 5:57 pm
          This is not new, we have observed that lots of Bengalis are always politically over charged and political violence is very common even after end of Comrades rule.
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            Bijan Mohanty
            Dec 13, 2016 at 5:40 pm
            Shameless fellow.
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              bitterhoney
              Dec 13, 2016 at 4:19 pm
              When Modi can use filthy and foul language for his opponents then none should be surprised if other BJP leaders behave in the same way. Shameless people.
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                Dinesh Pandey
                Dec 14, 2016 at 10:08 am
                Are bhai sahab kuch to apni bhi ijjat ke bare main socho.Kya kahenge log itni jaldi wapas le liya bayan.kiska dar hai
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                  Sriniwasan
                  Dec 13, 2016 at 3:42 pm
                  I am not at all surprised by BJP Kolkatta Unit President's statement.This is exactly the way this man must be behaving with his mother,sister,wife and daughter.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If he does not like their views,he must be dragging them by their hair and banging them against the wall.lt;br/gt;SHOWING OFF HIS MANLINESS. A MAHAN NETA
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                    IML sood
                    Dec 13, 2016 at 6:12 pm
                    This shameless pilla'BM' does not appreciate the grace of.a person who regrets if he speaks something I'll, but what about Mumtaz and Khujli whose always omit abuses like vomitting germs.
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                      Kk
                      Dec 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm
                      This corrupt Mumtaz or call it Mamata is not saint and in fact she is one of the most foul mouth who has poisonous tongue along with other TMC leaders including Derek O'Brian. She deserved it all and there was no need for an apology.
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                        manu
                        Dec 13, 2016 at 7:20 pm
                        apologise to whom? she is the rudest and the most arrogant politician in India today.
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                          vihari naidu
                          Dec 13, 2016 at 3:20 pm
                          Bjp is in the habit of saying or doing anything and getting away with it. First the demonetisation disaster and now these threats of violence against women.
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                            Roshan
                            Dec 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm
                            His language is not surprising. All BJP leaders use the same kind of language for their opponents. lt;br/gt;Look at the Jr. Home Minister's statements today.
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                              Shyamal Ganguly
                              Dec 13, 2016 at 8:23 pm
                              It is on record that Mamta (Mumtaz Begum) has called Mr. Modi various names . She threatened to bind Modi in rope and throw him in jail in case he came to Kolkata. After Modi became the PM of India did she apologize?
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                                S ashok
                                Dec 13, 2016 at 5:48 pm
                                Good job Ghosh baabu..a refreshing and prompt response.Thatvus how it should be
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                                  S.T.CHANDRASEKHAR Babu
                                  Dec 15, 2016 at 2:55 pm
                                  If at all he used the words lt;br/gt;' draged by her hair",he should tender public apology unconditionally. Why this “If our Chief Minister felt insulted by my comments, I have no problems in apologising to her,”lt;br/gt;Can't he make out what he said.Can't he understand the words he used?
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                                    t d
                                    Dec 13, 2016 at 4:33 pm
                                    It is good to read that the West Bengal BJP President seeking apology for his remarks. I think It is most of the BJP spokes persons and leaders with their unnecessary out bursts against others or other political parties are bringing disrepute to their own Party in General and to the Honourable Prime Minister in Particular.
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