BJP youth leader Yogesh Varshney expressed anger on Mamata Banerjee over police action on a rally held to mark Hanuman Jayanti in Birbhum.
KOLKATA: A leader of the BJP’s youth wing in Bengal, Yogesh Varshney, has endangered West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, proclaiming an “11 lakh rupee reward” for her head.
Yogesh Varshney, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, give out the extreme threat while hitting out at the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over police action on a rally held on Tuesday to mark Hanuman Jayanti in Birbhum, around 180 km from Kolkata.
Alleging that people were beaten up brutally in a lathi charge by the police, the youth leader defined the Chief Minister as a “demon” and stated, “When I saw the video of lathi charge, I only had one thought… that if anyone gets me Mamata Banerjee’s head I will give them 11 lakh.”
Slogans of “Jai Sri Ram” were elevated in the rally which, Yogesh Varshney appealed, was taken out by devotees not linked to any political party. He blamed Mamata Banerjee of “targeting Hindus”.
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The police had declined permission for the Birbhum rally and supposedly used lathicharge when the procession was about to enter a street locally called the Madrasa Road.
There have been rattles recently during rallies organized in the state to mark Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti.
The 4 people were injured after a bomb was thrown at a Hanuman Jayanti rally, around 40 km from Kolkata.
Swords held up during an earlier rally on Ram Navami incensed the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who stated, “Some BJP leaders who do not know the culture of Bengal are flashing swords on the streets to threaten people.”