The Sisters are being targeted. #BJP want to spare no one. Highly condemnable.
Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of targeting the Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC) and maligning it.
Her accusation followed the arrests of a sister of the order and a woman staffer of ‘Nirmal Hriday’, a shelter home run by it, in Ranchi last week for allegedly selling a child born to a minor inmate to a couple from Uttar Pradesh.
“Mother Teresa herself set up Missionaries of Charity. And now they are also not being spared. Malicious attempts to malign their name. The Sisters are being targeted. #BJP want to spare no one. Highly condemnable. Let MOC continue to do their work for the poorest of the poor (sic),” she tweeted.
Later when reporters asked her to comment about the allegations against Missionaries of Charity, Ms Banerjee said, “If any individual committed some mistake you can take action, but you (BJP) cannot say Missionaries of Charity is bad.”
Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das has ordered a probe by the Jharkhand State Child Protection Commission into the incident police had on Wednesday rescued one more child, also allegedly sold by the Ranchi shelter home, from Jharkhand’s Simdega district taking the total number of rescued children to three.