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Controversy erupts over BJP leader, Dilip Ghosh’s remark; beating TMC leader with shoes

He will be beaten with shoes': Dilip Ghosh's comment against TMC leader Sougata Roy.

By wasmulhaq 
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Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Dilip Ghosh has landed himself in controversy over his comments against Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sougata Roy. Ghosh had threatened to “beat up Roy with shoes” in response to a remark Roy made in which he attacked critics of his party.

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Roy responded angrily to Ghosh’s remark, saying the BJP leader lacks “formal education” and is in touch with the TMC since the saffron party no longer trusts him. 

Roy had earlier claimed that it was unfair the way the TMC was being “maligned” by opposition parties. The new trend has emerged since two of its leaders, Partha Chatterjee and Anubrata Mondal, were taken into custody in separate cases.

Roy had remarked that “shoes will be made by peeling off the skin of those who believe they can get away by maligning the party” under the garb of protest.

However, he later regretted making such a remark.

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Sougata Roy was a professor before entering politics. He was stunned by hearing such a language used to attack the opposition. “The TMC leaders will be beaten up with shoes in various parts of the state,” Ghosh said.

However, Roy said he did not want to react to the BJP leader’s remark and said that it is beyond his dignity to comment on what a person with little or no formal education is saying.


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