Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal ‘sad and frightening’: BJP
| Friday, February 5, 2016 - 23:05
Kolkata: Continuing its attack on the Mamata Banerjee government over crime against women, the BJP on Friday claimed the situation in the Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal was "sad and frightening".
Targeting the Banerjee government ahead of the assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party's women wing is undertaking a 10 day march highlighting the rising crime against women in the state.
The march from Kamduni in North 24 Parganas district began on Wednesday and will culminate in Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas.
"The manner in which women here in Bengal are violated and that too scheduled caste and scheduled tribe women in particular are very very sad and frightening," BJP Lok Sabha member Savitri Thakur said addressing the march here.
Asserting that condition of women was far superior in the party-ruled Madhya Pradesh, she called upon people to bring her party to power in the state.
"I think it is high time that Bengal too should have a BJP government, which is a development and justice oriented government," said Thakur who represents Dhar constituency in Madhya Pradesh.
Participating in the march on Thursday, BJP MP and national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said she would soon write to the union home ministry about the "rising violence" against women in the state.