A complaint has been lodged against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before a court over her alleged remarks against the people from Bihar during campaigning for assembly elections. Mamata had accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of bringing "goons" from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to Bengal.
The petition was filed before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate by Sudhir Kumar Ojha, a local advocate. He has sought lodging of a case against the West Bengal CM under IPC sections 147 and 148 (rioting), 295 and 295(A) (deliberate insult), and 511 (attempt to commit an offence).
On March 30, WB CM had accused BJP of bringing goons from outside while addressing a rally in Sona Chura of Nandigram. she had said, "They attacked me. No one from Nandigram attacked me but you (BJP) brought goons from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. We want a free and fair election. If they come, women should beat them up with utensils. Those who cannot love culture, cannot do politics here. Nandigram witnessing hooliganism. We did a meeting in Birulia. The TMC office was destroyed. He (Suvendu Adhikari) is doing whatever he wants. I can play games too. I too will respond like a lion. I am a Royal Bengal tiger."