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  News   Nation  28 Sep 2020  Will hug Mamata if infected by coronavirus: BJP leader

Will hug Mamata if infected by coronavirus: BJP leader

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Sep 28, 2020, 6:04 pm IST
Updated Sep 28, 2020, 6:04 pm IST
Newly-appointed BJP national secretary Anupam Hazra has said that he would hug Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee if he is infected
Anupam Hazra and Mamata Banerjee
 Anupam Hazra and Mamata Banerjee

Newly-appointed BJP national secretary Anupam Hazra has said that he would hug Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee if he is infected by the coronavirus to make her feel the pain of the families of Covid-19 patients.

A police complaint was filed by the Trinamool Congress in Siliguri for the comments Hazra made at a party programme in Baruipur in South 24 Parganas on Sunday evening.

Mamata BanerjeeMamata Banerjee"Our workers are fighting a bigger enemy than corona. They are fighting Mamata Banerjee. When they (BJP cadres) have been able to fight it out against Mamata Banerjee without a mask, they think they can also fight against Covid-19 without wearing a mask," Hazra said.

"I have decided that if I get infected by the coronavirus, then I will go and hug Mamata Banerjee," he added.

Hazra said the way the bodies of Covid-19 patients were being cremated in the state was pathetic.

Mamata BanerjeeMamata Banerjee

"She (Banerjee) treated victims of the disease pathetically. Their bodies were burnt with kerosene. Sons were not allowed to see the face of their parents who died of Covid-19. We don't even treat dead cats or dogs like that," he said.

Senior TMC leader Saugato Roy condemned the comments and said such remarks reflect the mindset of the BJP.

"Such words and statements can only come from BJP leaders. This reflects the mindset of the party. We condemn such insane statements," he said.

Anupam HazraAnupam Hazra

The Trinamool Congress's Siliguri unit held a rally against Hazra and lodged a police complaint against him.

"We have lodged a police complaint against Anupam Hazra. We have urged the police to take immediate action against him," a senior TMC leader from the north Bengal city said.

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