New Delhi, April 12, 2017: Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan on Wednesday expressed her anguish over BJYM’s leader Yogesh Varshney’s remarks offering a bounty of Rs.11 lakh for beheading West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee by saying that the government is busy protecting cows but not women.
Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Jaya said “You can save cows, but not women. Women have been persecuted. How can you talk like this that too against a woman?”
“The women today are feeling really so insecure. Is this something (that) you should be promoting?” she asked while lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP Government at the Centre.
In response, BJP’s MP Rupa Ganguly hit back at Jaya Bachchan asking why Mamata remained mum when she was beaten in front of west Bengal police. “I am also a woman, I have been beaten up in front of policemen. Let the Chief Minister answer this,” she asked.
The protests were raised by Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, with its parliamentarian Sukhendu Shekhar saying that “The CM of West Bengal has been called a demon. A reign of terror is being unleashed in the name of religion in Bengal. This incident should be condemned.”
Varshney, leader of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) racked up controversy by announcing a reward of Rs 11 lakh for Mamata Banerjee’s head.