Bengal assembly passes resolution condemning Nupur Sharma’s derogatory remark on Prophet Muhammad

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. [File Photo]

New Delhi: The Bengal Assembly has passed a resolution condemning BJP member Nupur Sharma’s derogatory remarks on the Prophet Muhammad- PBUH.

BJP members staged a walkout when the state government passed a resolution condemning Sharma’s remarks on the Prophet Muhammad- PBUH.

This comes just four days after the suspension of seven BJP MLAs, including Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari and chief whip Manoj Tigga, from the West Bengal legislative assembly. The suspension has now been withdrawn.

The BJP members, led by Suvendhu Adhikari, started a protest when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was addressing the Assembly.

Mamata Banerjee said, “We took action when there was violence in the state. But how come this lady (Nupur Sharma) is still not arrested? I know she will not be arrested. She has sought time from Kolkata Police for four weeks. She was to appear before the police today.”

Nupur Sharma has asked for a four-week extension to appear before the Kolkata Police owing to alleged threats against her life over her controversial remarks on Prophet.

Addressing the state Assembly, Banerjee said that the BJP practices politics of provocation and hatred.

The West Bengal Chief Minister said, “BJP is not addressing the main issue of unemployment. The BJP is trying to create their cadre through Agnipath. We salute the Army men. They will work in defence and learn the skill of using arms during their training. Then, after 4 years, they will just be left out.”

Taking a jibe at the BJP, she said, “They talk of 17,000 jobs. When will this happen? We can give these many jobs, we don’t have to bow down in front of you.”

The TMC supremo also slammed Suvendu Adhikari and said, “Mandarmoni is now Dadamoni. Dadomoni (Suvendu) has snatched jobs of people of Purulia and given jobs to people of Midnapore. This has to be investigated.”

A massive controversy erupted when Sharma, who was then a spokesperson for the ruling BJP, made a comment on the Prophet Muhammad- PBUH in a TV debate. Many countries, including Qatar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, slammed India over the comments. She was later suspended from the party. Her remarks also triggered protests across the country.


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