Police cases against Roopa Ganguly, Dilip Ghosh

"15 days! People will start coming to you place from day one": Rupa Ganguly

Following the incident, a woman lodged a complaint against the MP at Nimta police station in Kolkata.

Member of Parliament and BJP lawmaker Roopa Ganguly has been booked by police officials for allegedly making controversial remarks about the safety of women in West Bengal.

Ganguly's follow-up on her freakish statement saying-a fortnight was longer than women could survive in the state without protection-is even worse. However, in an exclusive interview with India Today, the BJP leader stood by her comments saying that it was the reality of the state. "In most of the incidents, the police do not register cases", said Ganguly.

Defending Ganguly, BJP leader Rahul Sinha said, "Don't go by the words; go by the feeling behind it".

However, she defended her statement and further said, "in fact, 15 days is too long time".

Kolkata Police initiated an inquiry against state BJP President Dilip Ghosh during the day for threatening to torch West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence if the police tried to arrest him under false cases.

Responding to Ganguly's criticism, TMC leader and West Bengal power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay came up with a shocking statement, asking the BJP leader to reveal the number of times she had been raped in Bengal before portraying a negative picture about the state. He added that if Ganguly wanted to gain political milage she could have resorted to other means.

"I dare all the parties, the ones who keep flattering the West Bengal government and the [Trinamool] Congress, to send their daughters, sisters-in-law, wives to Bengal, without taking any hospitality from Mamata Banerjee", she told ANI. These remarks empowers those who make such objectionable statements against victims of rape and sexual assault.

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