New Delhi: BJP leader and Leader of the Opposition in West Bengal assembly, Suvendu Adhikari on Monday charged the state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with insulting the Indian army and has sought to ‘encourage’ youths to take law into their own hands.
“Mamata Banerjee has insulted the Indian army and also the future Agniveers for the entire armed forces. She is threatening BJP leaders that she will send the unemployed youths to our houses and encourage them to take law into their own hands,” Adhikari said on the floor of the assembly.
“As chief minister she cannot say such things and that from the floor of the Assembly,” the leader of the opposition said.
The state Assembly witnessed pandemonium after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the Central government’s new Agnipath scheme was a ‘ploy’ of the BJP to “create its own armed forces”.
“The announcement for the Agnipath project was not made by the defence ministry. The announcement was made by the Union home ministry. This is actually a ploy of the BJP to create its own cadre force under the garb of army training,” she said.
While she was narrating her speech, the opposition BJP legislators led by the leader of the opposition Suvendu Adhikari started protesting and shouting slogans.
The ruckus took a serious turn after the chief minister said that she will send the Agniveers thrown out of jobs after four years to the residence of the BJP leaders in the state and ask them to demonstrate.
“After four years of service many will lose their jobs. I will send them to your residences and you will have to take responsibility for their jobs,” she said.
The comments agitated the BJP legislators more. They rushed to the well of the House and started protesting and shouting slogans. The BJP legislators also staged a walkout from the House.