Now CPM leaders rape remark against Mamata

Now CPM leaders rape remark against Mamata

By: || Updated: 27 Dec 2012 09:31 PM

Kolkata: CPM
leader Anisur Rahman was at the centre of a controversy on Thursday over
his derogatory remarks against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the
context of West Bengal government's monetary compensation to rape victims.
Watch: Anisur
Rahman's remark against Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress
submitted a notice of privilege against Rahman in the state Assembly and
threatened to slap a legal notice on him while his party too voiced
disapproval and said it will seek an explanation from the MLA. BJP and
Congress also condemned the remarks.

With his remarks kicking up
a political storm, Rahman, deputy leader of the CPM in the House, tendered
an apology. "For the last 21 years I have been an MLA in the state. I have
never said anything like this before and this will not happen again in
future. I apologise before all the people of the state," Rahman said
reading out a statement before the media in the evening without taking any

TMC leader and Industry and Parliamentary affairs
minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters that Rahman has used words about
a woman which cannot be told. "It has tarnished the culture of Bengal and
lowered our heads."

"Such use of foul language is unheard of in
the political history of Bengal," said Chatterjee, who submitted video and
newspaper clippings about the comments made at a rally at Itahar in North
Dinajpur district yesterday to the assembly secretary along with the
privilege notice.

"We hope the Speaker will take up the matter.
We will demand appropriate punishment," he said.

minister Subrata Mukherjee said, "I feel ashamed to think that he was a
minister in the erstwhile Left Front government. People will know whom
they have sent to the assembly. Does he not have sisters at home?"

for Trinamool Congress, Rajdeep Majumdar, told PTI a legal notice would be
sent to the CPM headquarters and to the CPM leader seeking an
unconditional apology within 48 hours.

"If the apology is not
tendered, we will file a defamation suit before the appropriate court,"
Majumdar said. Disapproving Rahman's remark, CPM state secretariat member
Shyamal Chakraborty said, "Anisur has not done the right thing by making
such comments. He is not that sort of man. I will inquire why he suddenly
made such a comment. He will be summoned."

Watch: Anisur
Rahman's remark against Mamata Banerjee

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