The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday condemned the bounty announced by a BJP youth wing leader on the head of Mamata Banerjee, saying the threat has been issued by "rogue element of politics" and asked why he has not been arrested immediately.
TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said, "We are asking the government in Delhi why was he not arrested immediately? What he has done is against the Constitution. Does anyone has the right to say anything? Politics does not permit the use of such words".
Chatterjee, also the state Education minister said, "Attempts were made to kill Mamata Banerjee in the nineties.
They don't know this. They can say many things and talk big sitting in Aligarh or Delhi. They are the rogue elements in politics. From Dilip Ghosh (WB BJP president) to Yogesh in Aligarh, they have opened a dictionary of bad words.
Yogesh Varshney, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) announced a bounty of Rs.11 lakh for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's head after the police in West Bengal used batons to to disperse a rally raising slogans in praise of Lord Rama on Hanuman Jayanti on Tuesday.
The Trinamool leader said thousands of BJP workers were ready to protect the chief minister.
"Let them say this in Bengal. Thousands of TMC workers are ready to protect her and save her life. They don't have any mass base. They are doing politics with the help of arms.
We had seen such politics in the seventies (during naxalite movement) in Bengal and the state had rejected it.