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December 22, 2015

Rising intolerance: Sudip Bandyopadhyay receives death threat

Rising intolerance: Sudip Bandyopadhyay receives death threat

West Bengal Chief Minister today slammed the rising intolerance in the country in light of the death threats received by leader of the Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party Sudip Bandyopadhyay.

Speaking to some reporters, Mamata Banerjee said, “They are threatening Sudip to kill him in Delhi and dispose him off in Kolkata. This is intolerance. I have never seen such violence before.”

“What kind of vendetta is this? Sudip da is getting death threats for being vocal in Parliament. This is unacceptable,” she added.

“Every party has the right to speak on any issue. Voices cannot be muzzled in a democracy. Political leaders, artists and even people from cultural field are being silenced. Intolerance is rising every day,” the Chief Minister added.

“My life is full of struggles. I have no fear of death. Targeting the leader of Trinamool Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha is unacceptable,” she said.

Raising the matter of death threats in the Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay said, “The language used in the SMS is ugly and dangerous. Previously there were attacks at my flat in Delhi. I would request the Home Minister to take up this issue seriously and make suitable arrangements.”


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