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BJP scraps TMC’s ‘apology’ demand

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Published : Aug 13, 2018, 12:16 am IST
Updated : Aug 13, 2018, 12:16 am IST

He alleged that the Trinamul workers have started attacking the BJP activists in the districts since Mr Shah’s rally ended.

Sayantan Basu, BJP leader
 Sayantan Basu, BJP leader

Kolkata: The state BJP on Sunday rejected the Trinamul Congress MP Derek O’Brien’s demand of an apology by BJP president Amit Shah for allegedly making ‘insulting’ comments on the state or else dragging him to the court. Its spokesperson Sayantan Basu said that the question of seeking apology does not arise because whatever Mr Shah said in his speech was based on facts.

He said, “Someone from the Trinamul threatened to file legal case against Mr Shah. Everyday cases are filed against us. Let them file as many cases as they can. We are not giving importance to it. Whatever Mr Shah said is true and is based on facts. Not a single word was false.”

If the truth is misleading then let them prove it. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is spreading confusion,” he added.

Mr Basu added, “So the BJP can not be tackled by filing cases against it. The BJP is in power in 19 states. If it starts filing cases then the Trinamul will not be able to survive.”

He alleged that the Trinamul workers have started attacking the BJP activists in the districts since Mr Shah’s rally ended. Most of those targeted had attended the rally at Mayo Road, Mr Basu claimed while complaining that offices were ransacked also.

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