Kolkata, June 16:
A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatened to send her MPs on fact-finding missions to BJP-ruled states, the Trinamool Congress Monday announced that five of its parliamentarians would head to Madhya Pradesh where a tribal woman was gang raped.
Irked over the BJP sending central party delegations to assess the law and order situation in the state, Banerjee Sunday declared a “tit-for-tat” approach and said she would “send a Trinamool team to the BJP-ruled states whenever there is any issue there”.
A five-member Trinamool Congress delegation comprising Rajya Sabha members S.S. Roy and Nadimul Haque and Lok Sabha members Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Arpita Ghosh and Uma Soren will head to Khandwa, where a 30-year-old woman was gang-raped and paraded naked.
Confirming the move, Dastidar said the schedule of the visit will be finalised soon.
“A decision has been taken about the visit, the schedule is being finalised,” Dastidar told IANS.
The horrific incident happened earlier in the month when a group of men, including her estranged husband, raped her in front of her minor son, paraded her naked and even forced to drink urine.