"If hundreds died during demonetization, why not in Shaheen Bagh?"
New Delhi : Bengal BJP unit chief Dilip Ghosh made shocking remarks over the ongoing Shaheen Bagh protest. He claimed that 100s of people lost their lives while waiting in the queues to exchange their money during demonetization but no one is dying during the current protest. Why?
"What surprises me is that people were dying after standing in line for two to three hours. But now women and children are sitting in temperatures as low as 4-5 degrees Celsius but nobody is dying! What nectar did they have? I am astonished! What is their incentive (for protesting)?" he said at an event organised by the Kolkata Press Club.
He also mentioned about the possible motive behind the protest.
"I find it very interesting. People are very excited about Shaheen Bagh because women and children are protesting there day and night. Some say they are getting 500 rupees every day. This may or may not be the case. But the truth about the Popular Front of India has come out. The truth about Shaheen Bagh will also emerge. We will make sure it does."
The Shaheen Bagh protest against the CAA has become the face of anti-CAA drive. It has also inspired similar protests in other parts of the country, including Kolkata, Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, over the last few weeks.
This is not the first time Dilip Ghosh has targeted those protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act. Over a week ago, he said that "parasites" who claim they won't furnish documents in keeping with the law will soon have to shy away from showing their very faces in public.