Kolkata: Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh, reacting to a party leader’s return to the Trinamool Congress, made a hugely controversial statement today, appearing to trivialise political violence. “It is normal in Bengal politics to make bombs,” he said.
On Sunday, BJP Vice President and MP, Arjun Singh, decided to change his court and went back to Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress shelter. He left TMC and became part of the Saffron Party in 2019. He has changed his views and now wants to see Mamata Banerjee as Prime Minister of the country.
Dilip Ghosh lashed out at him, saying “those who don’t practise politics based on principles” will find it difficult to stay in the BJP.
while reminding him of his own allegation in the past that Arjun Singh had made bombs and questioned why he had taken him into the BJP in the first place if that was true.
“We have inducted a lot of people.” Making bombs is a normal thing in Bengal, “Mr. Ghosh, the BJP MP from Kharagpur, said.
“If you don’t say you want to see Mamata Banerjee as PM, then you cannot stay in the Trinamool Congress,” said Mr Ghosh, on Arjun Singh’s praise for the Trinamool chief.
When a question was asked of him about Arjun Singh, asking him whether he “is still a criminal (goonda)”, Mr Ghosh said: “I don’t know what the definition of goonda is.” I am also a goonda, according to some people’s designations. It’s fine. This is politics.