L S adjourned after BJP and Trinamool members clash over 'women lynching' in Bengal

7/25/2018

New Delhi, The BJP on Wednesday sought to turn the debate on mob lynching against the opposition parties when its member Kirit Somaiya alleged that there were frequent incidents of 'women lynching' in Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal. During Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, Mumbai North East member Kirit Somaiya alleged that four women were lately victims of "mob lynching" in Jalpaiguri city of West Bengal and two of them were even disrobed. He alleged that the police in Trinammol Congress-ruled regime instead of acting against the culprits have arrested the "women victims". The BJP lawmaker's observation provoked protests from Trinamool benches while he also alleged that in Left Front-ruled Kerala too one 32-year old man was "lynched" by a mob after being labelled as 'murgichor (chicken thieves)' and cited some other instances on assault on women. Trinamool Congress members including party's chief whip Kalyan Banerjee and floor leader Sudip Bandhyapadhyay were up on their feet and the Left members also protested vociferously. Mr Somaiya lamented that such a situation has come to stay in West Bengal where the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself is a woman. "What is happening to the women in West Bengal, ?' he asked amid heated exchange. Amid slogan shouting, Mr Kalyan Banerjee walked across and came towards treasury bench and even BJP MP Mr Somaiya also moved forward but Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar quickly rushed to save the situation. Amid pandemonium Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House for about 10 minutes. When the House reassembled after the brief adjournment, Ms Mahajan asked members from both the sides to exercise restrain. 'Don't cross the limits,' she said.