Case against BJP leader over 'who's your father' remark against Mamata Banerjee

BJP MP Dilip Ghosh faced an FIR in Bengal's Durgapur for derogatory remarks against Mamata Banerjee, for which he apologised and received a show-cause notice from the Election Commission.
Case against BJP leader over 'who's your father' remark against Mamata Banerjee
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A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against BJP MP Dilip Ghosh in West Bengal's Durgapur, for his remarks against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

The development comes hours after Ghosh, on Wednesday, apologised for his remarks, while the Election Commission issued him a show-cause notice for the comments, asking him to respond by March 29.

In a video widely shared on social media, Ghosh could be seen mocking the Trinamool Congress supremo's family background.

According to the English translation of Ghosh's remark, as provided by the Election Commission in its notice, he had said, "When Didi goes to Goa, she becomes Goa's daughter, in Tripura, she says I am Tripura's daughter, decide who is your father, this is not right".

Dilip Ghosh's remarks were in reference to the Trinamool Congress's poll slogan in the 2021 Bengal Assembly polls 'Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chaye' (Bengal wants its own daughter).

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Case against BJP leader over 'who's your father' remark against Mamata Banerjee

Later, the Trinamool Congress lodged a complaint against the BJP leader with the Election Commission over his remarks, after which, the poll body deemed the comment offensive, insulting, and prima facie a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and the commission's earlier advisory.

The poll authority reminded the Lok Sabha MP of the provision of the MCC which states that criticism of other political parties, when made, shall be confined to their policies and programme, past record and work.

Soon after a controversy over his remarks erupted, Ghosh expressed regret, acknowledging that both his party and the general public had reservations about his choice of words.

"If it is so, I am sorry for that," Ghosh, known for making controversial remarks, said.

Ghosh, a former state BJP president, clarified that he harbours no personal animosity towards the chief minister.

"This is not the first time that a controversy has erupted over my comments since I say it on the face of anyone who does any wrong," he said.

He defended his statements as a response to Banerjee's political rhetoric, which he claimed aimed to "confuse" the public.

Source: India Today

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