TMC member Saugata Roy said a BJP youth wing leader had made the "announcement" of giving the reward for beheading Mamata Banerjee, after police resorted to lathicharge in Birbhum district to disperse a rally during Hanuman Jayanti.

 

A leader of the BJP's youth wing courted controversy by announcing a bounty of Rs 11 lakh for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's head after the police in her state used batons to disperse a rally raising slogans in praise of Lord Rama on Hanuman Jayanti. The threat was issued by Yogesh Varshney, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).

 

"Mamata government beat up people. If someone was wearing a red shirt or a red pant, they were beaten up brutally by the police. I don't understand...Mamata Banerjee organises Iftar party, she argues for the Muslims. I want to ask her are Hindus not human?

 

"If they had any humanity, they wouldn't have beaten up like this. If anyone brings me her severed head, I will give that person Rs 11 lakh," Varshney said while criticising the police action on the rally.