On Monday, the Bengal Assembly passed a resolution denouncing BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s comments on Muhammad. When the state government issued a resolution denouncing Sharma’s remarks on the Prophet Muhammad, BJP leaders staged a walkout.
When West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed the Assembly, BJP leaders led by Leader of the Opposition Suvendhu Adhikari began a protest.
This follows the suspension of seven BJP MLAs from the West Bengal legislature, including Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari and Chief Whip Manoj Tigga. The suspension has been lifted at this time.
Mamata Banerjee said, “We took action when there was violence in the state. But how come this lady (Nupur Sharma) is still not arrested? I know she will not be arrested. She has sought time from Kolkata Police for four weeks. She was to appear before the police today.”
Banerjee told the state Assembly that the BJP engages in politics of provocation and intolerance.She made a dig at the BJP, saying, “17,000 jobs are mentioned. When is this going to happen? We don’t have to bow down in front of you since we can give so many jobs.”
Meanwhile, Nupur Sharma has requested a four-week extension to appear before the Kolkata Police in relation to her recent contentious remarks.