Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress, not on the identical web page because the Congress for a protracted whereas, has ripped into Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “Didi O Didi” jibe and questioned why there needs to be a double customary in regulation. If the Surat court docket’s judgment for Rahul Gandhi — a two-year-jail time period in a legal defamation case over PM Modi’s surname — be taken as precedent, BJP leaders together with the state’s Chief of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari and the Prime Minister may also be sued, sentenced and disqualified, the celebration mentioned.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee mentioned he needs a case filed in opposition to Mr Adhikari inside a month for his feedback in opposition to a minister belonging to Scheduled Caste.
Talking to reporters at the moment, Abhishek Banerjee insisted that along with his “Didi-O-Didi catcall” forward of the meeting elections in Bengal, PM Modi had “insulted all girls”.
“Ought to the PM of India’s membership not be cancelled for insulting girls by catcalling the CM with ‘Didi O Didi’? Why ought to his membership not be cancelled? He has insulted all girls,” Abhishek Banerjee mentioned.
He additionally cited the feedback of Bengal’s chief of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on a Trinamool lawmaker belonging to a Scheduled Caste final yr.
In November, the celebration had shared a video on twitter the place Mr Adhikari is purportedly heard saying that Trinamool MLA Debnath Hansda and minister Birbaha Hansda are “youngsters” who “stay underneath his footwear”.
“Why If ‘Modi O Modi’ hurts OBC sentiments and Rahul Gandhi is sentenced to 2 years… Why ought to the chief of opposition not be sentenced for 2 years?” Mr Banerjee mentioned.
“Is the regulation separate for you? Simply because I’m Trinamool Congress the regulation is one thing for me and one thing else for you since you are with the BJP? I need to ask our authorized cell, particularly those that follow as attorneys, use this Surat court docket judgment as a weapon… I desire a petition filed on this in a month,” he added.
Trinamool has chosen to again Rahul Gandhi on the defamation and disqualification concern. However the celebration has made it clear that it’s issue-based help for the reason that matter creates a precedent and might be utilized to any Opposition chief.
Mr Banerjee underscored the celebration’s stance. “We have now opposed Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification. Not as a result of it’s Rahul Gandhi however due to the best way he was disqualified due to a remark he made… Simply because he mentioned one thing concerning the Modi surname his membership was cancelled,” he added.