BJP Man’s Bounty Offer To Behead Mamata Boomerangs

Mamtha Banerjee and Yogesh Varshney - Sakshi Post

After Madhya Pradesh RSS leader (since removed) Chandravat's announcement of Rs 1 crore bounty on Pinarayi Vijayan's head, A BJP youth wing leader announced a bounty of Rs 11 crore to anyone who beheads West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Yogesh Varshney of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha made the statement after police clashed with people taking part in a Hanuman Jayanti rally in West Bengal's Birbhum district. "She stands up for Muslims. Aren't Hindus human beings? If there was some humanity, then there wouldn't be so much discrimination against the Hindus," he said after apparently seeing a video of police assaulting the rallyists to disperse them. "There is only one thought that crossed my mind after watching that video... Whoever will cut off Mamata Banerjee's head, I will give that person Rs 11 lakh as reward," Varshney said.

The comments drew sharp condemnation on Wednesday from political parties. Varshney's Rs 11-lakh offer went viral on social media, triggering outrage. Describing the comments as provocation against a popular Chief Minister and attack on women, opposition leaders vehemently condemned the incident in both houses of Parliament.

The BJP distanced itself from the comments saying Varshney's utterances as "jihadi-like."

Trinamool Secretary General Partha Chatterjee said they had no idea what Banerjee had gone through in her political career and what she was made of.

Varshney's comments came a day after rallyists carrying saffron flags were stopped by police and Rapid Action Force in Suri in West Bengal's Birbhum district, sparking trouble.

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