Amid heated controversies over his comments against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president of WB, Dilip Ghosh today claimed that he had not apologized for his comments and rather expressed regret on the request of the assembly speaker, to do so.
The state’s BJP President had been in controversy following his statement claiming that the WB Chief Minister had lost her mind after the implementation of the demonetisation policy by the Nerendra Modi government. Slamming Mamata Banerjee for her protests against the newly implemented ban on notes by the Prime Minister, in a statement to ANI, on Sunday, Ghosh claimed that ‘the BJP-led central government, with the help of the police deployed by the center, could have thrown Mamata out of Delhi by grabbing her hair but they didn’t do so. Ghosh also stated that it is not right for a Chief Minister to use such words against the Prime Minister.
Earlier, on Saturday, during a meeting of BJP’s youth wing at Jhargram, Dilip Ghosh stated the West Bengal Chief Minister to be out of her mind after thousands of crores of loss following the implementation of the anti-graft policy.
Following the derogatory comments by the BJP state chief, a Muslim cleric had issued a ‘fatwa’ against Dilip Ghosh. Maulana Noor-ur Rahman Barkati, shahi imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque, blaming the BJP leader of making ‘filthy’ comment against the WB CM said that the fatwa issued against him states that Ghosh should be pelted with stones and kicked out of Bangal.
An FIR was also launched against Dilip Ghosh, today, in a separate case in which charges allege the senior BJP leader of threatening the former Jhargram president of Bharatiya Janata Party’s youth wing, Suman Sahoo.