Days after PM Narendra Modi reprimanded party leaders for making ‘irresponsible’ statements, BJP leader Surendra Singh compared Congress to ‘Ravana,’ and called West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee ‘Surpanakha.’
Singh, a legislator, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, targeted Banerjee ahead of the panchayat elections. Commenting on the violent activities taking place before the elections in West Bengal, Singh as per firstpost said, “Mamata Banerjee is playing the role of Surpanakha. People are getting killed on streets and she, the chief minister, is not doing anything about it. Hindus are unsafe in Bengal.”
This is not the first time Singh was embroiled in controversies. Recently, Singh was also criticised for defending BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar – the accused in Unnao rape case. Singh according to ANI had said, “I am speaking from a psychological point of view; no one can rape a mother of three children. It is not possible, this is a conspiracy against him (Kuldeep Singh Sengar).”
Earlier too, Singh had claimed that India would become a Hindu state by 2024. He further said that anyone who had objection on Vande Mataram, was a Pakistani.