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BJP leader in trouble after Rs 11 lakh bounty offer to kill Mamata Banerjee

Varshney's offer went viral on social media, triggering widespread condemnation.

IANS  |  Kolkata/New Delhi 

The BJP on Wednesday disowned a youth leader whose offer of Rs 11 lakh to anyone beheading West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sparked outrage. Police filed a case against him. An unperturbed Banerjee said she considers such threats as "blessings". As the Trinamool Congress and Congress raised the issue angrily in Parliament, demanding action against Yogesh Varshney, the Bharatiya Janata Party distanced itself from the Aligarh-based leader. BJP national Secretary Rahul Sinha said such comments cannot be condoned. "We doubt if he has the credibility ...

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First Published: Thu, April 13 2017. 09:45 IST
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