‘We Won’t Leave Her’ CM Mamata Banerjee’s Message To Nupur Sharma?
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has come out against the BJP’s ‘false’ campaign on social media. The Chief Minister lashed out at suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma without naming anyone. At the Trinamool workers meeting in Asansol on Tuesday, Mamata said: “I am in favour of social networks. I’m on the side of those who speak well, tell the truth. I am for those social media who stand for the truth even with their lives. And the BJP’s social network means showing fake videos, cheating, spreading lies. They have a lot of money. That’s why they’re lying on social media and YouTube,”
The Chief Minister did not stop there. Targeting the BJP, she further continued: “If your leader is lying about religion, saying dirty things, then you don’t arrest them. They sits quietly. Even if you kill, there’s no talk. And even if we talk, they make us murderers. Why did you arrest Zubair (Mohammad)? What did he do? What did Teesta (Setalvad) do? I’m not going to take the names of dirty people. You don’t arrest those who abuse religion! You give them security. But our state summoned her. We won’t leave her. We will take action against those who lie,”
People around the world, especially Arab countries were agitated over the comments of suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma about Islam’s religious leader Prophet Hazrat Mohammad. There have been protests in India for several days. Nupur Sharma was summoned by the Amherst street police station after the Narkeldanga police station. An FIR has been lodged against her at two police stations in Kolkata and many places in the country.
But after the summons of the Kolkata Police, the suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma expressed fears for her life. As per the police sources, she sent an email asking for four weeks’ time. Earlier, Nupur Sharma was summoned by the Narakonda police station on June 20 for her contentious remarks. In that case, Nupur didn’t show up; instead emailed the police and asked for four weeks’ time. Meanwhile, after Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Mohammad during a TV debate was widely circulated on social media and faced a backlash, the Bhartiya Janata Party suspended the BJP leader and said that the party ‘respects all religion’.