Democracy is in a coma in West Bengal : JP Nadda

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“Democracy in COMA – Silenced Voices of Women Victims in Bengal” launched

BJP National President Shri JP Nadda on 12 May, 2023 slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for imposing a ban on the film “The Kerala Story” and said that democracy is in a coma in Bengal. He said a state of lawlessness existing in West Bengal and the state machinery under Banerjee has crumbled.

Shri JP Nadda was addressing a gathering after unveiling a book titled “Democracy in Coma-Silenced Voice of Women Victims in West Bengal” at an event in New Delhi.
The BJP National President said, “All activities and initiatives taken by the TMC government are intended to see that opposition is silenced”. But, the incidents, which are taking place in the state, are extremely worrisome and painful, he said. “I feel it is very serious. Society, in general, should take these issues forward among the people,” he added.

Referring to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data, he said crime against women in West Bengal stands at 74.6 percent and the state is also among the top when it comes to cases of acid attacks. West Bengal is first in the cases of heinous crimes against women in the age group of 18-30.

Talking about the book, Shri Nadda said, “These are not stories, but factual incidents have been quoted in the book. I was the first victim; the first attack was carried out on me when I had gone to Diamond Harbour”.

The BJP National President said the situation in West Bengal is very painful. Yet, there is a need to bring change in Bengal which is possible with the strength of the people, he added. “We do not talk about revenge. We talk about change. There is a need to bring change there and we can do it with your strength,” he added.