Kolkata: Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque Maulana Noor-ur Rahman Barkati has issued a fatwa against West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh for making 'filthy' comments against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The Muslim cleric claimed that his fatwa states that Ghosh should be pelted with stones and then kicked out of Bengal.
The fatwa was issued as the BJP leader made “filthy comments against the chief minister".
"From where does he get such audacity to make filthy comments against our beloved chief minister who is the most secular leader of our country? I issued the fatwa which states that he should be pelted with stones and then kicked out of Bengal. He does not deserve to stay in Bengal," Barkati said.
Ghosh hit back at the Muslim cleric saying India ius neither Pakistan nor Bangladesh that he could issue fatwa and would go scot-free.
"What does Barkati think, is this Bangladesh or Pakistan that he will issue fatwa against me? He can issue fatwa against TMC, they will listen to him, but not BJP. It seems that Barkati no longer wishes to stay in Bengal or India. I think he is planning to migrate to Pakistan or Bangladesh," Ghosh told PTI.
(With PTI inputs)