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3 BJP workers arrested in Bengal for 'goli maaro' chants, why none arrested in Delhi, asks Mamata Banerjee

Calling the violence in the national capital a 'planned genocide', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party

Sabrangindia 02 Mar 2020

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Three BJP workers have been arrested for making inflammatory statements during Home Minister Amit Shah’s speech in Kolkatta on Sunday even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party and called the turmoil in the national capital a 'planned genocide'.

"It was a planned genocide, yet BJP has not apologised for it. And shamelessly they come here and said they want to capture Bengal," she said. She said, "Let's take a pledge today. Unless we uproot this autocratic govt we shall not stop."

This comes a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited West Bengal and accused Mamata Banerjee of triggering riots in the state. "Goli maaro" slogans were also raised by some BJP workers.

Responding to this, Mamata Banerjee said, "I know some people who came to BJP rally yesterday raised Goli Maro slogan. It is illegal. And I assure all those who used such language will face the law."

"In Delhi, BJP leaders who gave provocative slogans have not been arrested, but I got three of the BJP workers arrested (on charges of raising 'desh ke gaddaron ko...’ slogans in Kolkata) last night," said Mamata Banerjee.

She also asked why BJP leaders were not arrested for rasing provocative slogans. She questioned, "I ask, despite so many deaths why has the BJP leader not been arrested despite such grave provocation."


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3 BJP workers arrested in Bengal for 'goli maaro' chants, why none arrested in Delhi, asks Mamata Banerjee

Calling the violence in the national capital a 'planned genocide', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party

mamata banerjee

Three BJP workers have been arrested for making inflammatory statements during Home Minister Amit Shah’s speech in Kolkatta on Sunday even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party and called the turmoil in the national capital a 'planned genocide'.

"It was a planned genocide, yet BJP has not apologised for it. And shamelessly they come here and said they want to capture Bengal," she said. She said, "Let's take a pledge today. Unless we uproot this autocratic govt we shall not stop."

This comes a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited West Bengal and accused Mamata Banerjee of triggering riots in the state. "Goli maaro" slogans were also raised by some BJP workers.

Responding to this, Mamata Banerjee said, "I know some people who came to BJP rally yesterday raised Goli Maro slogan. It is illegal. And I assure all those who used such language will face the law."

"In Delhi, BJP leaders who gave provocative slogans have not been arrested, but I got three of the BJP workers arrested (on charges of raising 'desh ke gaddaron ko...’ slogans in Kolkata) last night," said Mamata Banerjee.

She also asked why BJP leaders were not arrested for rasing provocative slogans. She questioned, "I ask, despite so many deaths why has the BJP leader not been arrested despite such grave provocation."


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Rise in Rage!

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