Kolkata: An FIR has been filed against West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh for his comments on a women who was protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Ghosh said the protester was “lucky to have escaped his party’s rally with just a torn poster”. The state party president, who courts controversy almost everyday, also commented that the woman who protested in the South Kolkata rally should “thank her stars as she was not heckled.”
Members of BJP had taken out a pro-CAA rally from Patuli to Baghjatin. The Sanskriti University student was in the rally carrying a poster which had, “No CAA, No NRC” written on it. Soon, she invited the ire of Ghosh and BJP cadres.
The varsity student complained at Patuli police station and stated that Ghosh also made sexual remarks.
A senior police confirmed the case and said they are looking into the matter.
Meanwhile, Ghosh said the protester was “only heckled”. “She should thank her stars that she was only heckled and nothing else was done to her. Why do they (protesters against the CAA) always come to our rallies to protest? They can go to other events. We have tolerated enough and won’t put up with any such nuisance again,” he added.