The Centre has sent a reminder to West Bengal government seeking a report over controversial comments allegedly made by Trinamool Congress-actor MP Tapas Pal where he was shown threatening to kill CPI(M) workers and have their women raped.
Sharply condemning Trinamool MP Tapas Paul`s rape-and-violence speech, BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain Sunday said West Bengal`s people are terror-stricken after listening to the language used by the Lok Sabha member as also other leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress.
BJP submitted a memorandum to the West Bengal Women`s Commission seeking its intervention for the arrest of actor-turned-MP Tapas Pal who was in the centre of a controversy for his discourteous and offencive statements on women.
Amid growing criticism from various quarters, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that its chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is deeply pained by Krishnanagar Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal`s bizarre comment about letting loose rapists on women supporters of the CPI(M).
Political parties on Monday condemned the remarks by Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal threatening to kill Opposition CPI-M workers and have their women raped, and urged the Lok Sabha Speaker to take suo muto cognisance of it.
Goa`s leading women`s rights group has termed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar "arrogant and insensitive towards women" after he publicly suggested that entrepreneurs starting an industrial unit suffered an ordeal worse than that experienced by a raped woman.
Alleging that Mamata Banerjee`s recent comments on rape were "encouraging" lawbreakers, the CPI-M said her "weird theories" were mere attempts to hide her administration`s failure to prevent crimes against women.