Will fight Mamata Bannerjee’s ‘repressive rule’ till last breath: Rakesh Sinha

Zeroing in on one a post by Rakesh Sinha, in which he shared a picture of his mother offering prayers at a Hindu temple, one Manoj Kumar Singh filed an FIR against him alleging the post to be "provocative" which could aggravate communal violence in West Bengal, which is already reeling under tension.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 17, 2017 6:27 pm
rakesh sinha, du professor, west bengal, indian express Delhi University professor Rakesh Sinha (File photo)

Delhi University professor and RSS ideologue Dr Rakesh Sinha on Monday attacked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying he will fight her “repressive” mentality. In a series of tweets, Sinha accused the CM of intimidating him and the Bengal police of misguiding the media by giving wrong information about the complaint lodged against him.

An FIR was lodged against Sinha for kindling communal tensions through posts on his social media accounts. Zeroing in on one such post by Sinha, in which he shared a picture of his mother offering prayers at a Hindu temple, one Manoj Kumar Singh filed the FIR against him alleging the post to be “provocative” which could aggravate communal violence in the state, which is already reeling under tension.

Sinha, a professor of political science, on Twitter, claimed that the state police had found no evidence against him. “Not a single evidence was given by (the) complainant! How am I conspiring?” he said. He said that his lawyer has informed him that the Bengal police is handing out “manipulated, confusing information about complaint and FIR” filed against him.

He also questioned how sharing a photo depicting praying with his mother in the Mahakaleshwar temple or releasing a book can be a reason for an FIR. He stated that he hasn’t been to Bengal since the past two years.

Reiterating claims of patriotic fidelity, Sinha said that no number of police complaints can stop him from speaking out. “100s of FIRs or imprisonments can’t silence me, can’t reduce my commitment to nationalism,” he said.

He also said that he will confront CM Mamata Bannerjee’s “repressive” regime till the day he dies. He invoked Dr Shayama Prasad Mukherjee as a source of inspiration, saying that the land of Bengal called for sacrifice.

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    Pavankk Koratagere
    Jul 21, 2017 at 11:47 am
    mamata bannerjee is destroying Bengal, harassing Hindus just to please her 27 Muslim vote bank, surely this is a cheapest politics on earth by any CM
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      Jyoti Prakash Mitra
      Jul 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm
      To register such a FIR, one need a Press Recess. Prof Sinha must ask for Compensation under the grounds of 'Fundamental Ethos'. Minimum RS 4 Crores have to be paid to this gentleman. Pathetic !!! Bengali Fools 🤔
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        mohammed mansoor
        Jul 18, 2017 at 10:30 am
        pro Rakesh is educated stupid
        1. M
          Jul 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm
          Offering prayer is provocative and going on killing and rampage after prayer are signs of "progress" for the religion of peace! Its 21st century Bengal!
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            vihari naidu
            Jul 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm
            These attention seekers. Always trying to be on the news. Once again resorting to nationalism and patriotism. Thank god, he left the soldiers out of it. To with these right wing pseudo nationalists. Never faught for freedom and supported British. Now the supporters of this ideology talk about Nationalism.
            1. R
              Jul 17, 2017 at 9:46 pm
              silly comment reeking of political immaturity.......nationalism and patriotism are always needed....the anti-nationalism is what needs to be checked......so do yoga and fight the communal forces disguised as sickulars! NDA is for 'Sab Ka Saath, Sab ka Vikas'
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                Abhijit Acharya
                Jul 19, 2017 at 12:59 am
                NDA is for "sab ka saath , lekeen khudka Vikas"! For you guys Patriotism means "Cow protection group"! and Nationalism - you doesn't even know!!! You guys only say Nationalism but never followed!!!
            2. R
              Jul 17, 2017 at 7:14 pm
              sickular forces like TMC must be countered to check this hypocrisy in governance where representatives of minoroties have for far too long conveniently offered themselves as conduits for governmental corruption which in turn is actually leading to too much illegal wealth in dubious hands of the 'agents' of TMC in bengal that is at the source of all communal politics of the state. RSS-BJP-Led-NDA must set this situation right by taking TMC headlong for the corruption and poverty that Bengal is riddles with at present. Mainstream economic development of Modi'Led-NDA's vision is what is needed by crores of young Bengali women and men in search of clean and honest livelihoods in an environment of National Pride above all partisan politics.
              1. R
                Jul 17, 2017 at 6:57 pm
                sickular forces need to countered till the Nation is fully rid of this 'colonial' hypocrisy which has catered to the interest of a select few for decades while keeping the larger majority in neglect.Leaders of minorities have conveniently offered themselves as conduit for governmental corruption for decades in the corrupt misrule of congress earlier and its leftover cancerous limbs in some states......TMC is no exception as Mr. Sinha has well contended......Bengalis need a fresh perspective to governance with their millions of young women and men in search of clean and honest livelihoods aspiring to bring in the national mainstream of RSS-BJP-Led-NDA which is well-known for laying a premium on honesty, transparency and sincerity of intent in administration and governance as the key to successful planning and implementation of Govt's economic developmentpolicies towards increase in opportunities for jobs and businesses for all sections of the progressive Bengali society.
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