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    "Bengal safest state for women" BJP spreading canards about Sandeshkhali: Mamata

    The Hawk
    March7/ 2024
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    Mamata Banerjee defends West Bengal's safety record, accuses BJP of misinformation in Sandeshkhali case. Former judge and Lok Sabha candidate Abhijit Gangopadhyay targeted for his judicial decisions, as Banerjee vows to battle BJP's narratives on women's rights.

    Mamata Banerjee

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of spreading canards about Sandeshkhali, where women have accused TMC leaders of sexually abusing them, and asserted that the state is the safest place in the country for women.

    In an apparent reference to former Calcutta High Court judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay, who joined the BJP during the day, she said, "We will ensure your defeat no matter from where you contest in the Lok Sabha polls."

    Addressing people after leading a rally in Kolkata for women's rights, she said, "Some people are spreading fake information about Sandeshkhali. BJP leaders are spreading canards about the safety of women in West Bengal but they maintain a stoic silence when women are tortured in BJP-ruled states."

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    "West Bengal is the safest state in the country for women," she said.

    Hitting out at Gangopadhyay for "taking away jobs of thousands of youths" across the state through his judgments, Banerjee said, "The youths will not forgive you. All your judgments are under question. We will ensure your defeat."