- "Property damage? Our governments shot them like dogs": Dilip Ghosh
- The head of the Bengali BJP was deposed by Union Minister Babul Supriyo
- BJP "has nothing to do with what Dilip Ghosh could have said": Mr. Supriyo
The head of the Bengali BJP, Dilip Ghosh, has been publicly canceled by his party colleague, Union Minister Babul Supriyo, for his controversial statements that harmful government property is "shot like a dog" in states that are ruled by the ruling party. "Very irresponsible from Dilip there to have said what he said, "said Babul Supriyo on Monday.
"BJP as a party has nothing to do with what Dilip Ghosh could have said," tweeted the Union minister.
"It's an invention of his imagination and the BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh NEVER shot people for any reason," he added, calling the Bengali leader "very irresponsible."
Dilip Ghosh had criticized Sunday at a public meeting in Nadia, Bengal, that Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee "had not opened fire and ordered no Lathi attack" during protests against the Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December.
"Who do you think the public property they're destroying belongs to? Your father? Public property belongs to taxpayers … They'll come here, eat our food, stay here, and damage public property. Is it your property?" zamindari? We'll beat you up with Lathis, shoot you, and put you in prison, "said Ghosh.
"Didis (Mamata Banerjee) police have not taken action against the people who have destroyed public property because they are their voters. Our governments in Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka shot these people like dogs," said the BJP leader and entered a land mine directly.
Dinesh Gundu Rao, the chairman of the congress, accused the BJP chairman of using the "language of a tyrant" to oppress people. "Mr. @DilipGhoshBJP, if that's the case, why the Delhi Police didn't shoot dogs like the ABVP / BJP thugs who were immersed in #JNU. The language you use is the language of a bully to talk to people with the to subjugate power to the government machinery, "he tweeted.
The BJP MP attended an event to support the Citizenship Act, which for the first time makes religion a criterion for citizenship. There have been protests across the country against the law, making it easier for non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to become Indian citizens. Critics say the law discriminates against Muslims and violates the secular principles of the constitution.