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WB: BJP worker Priyanka Sharma's family distributes sweets, thanks SC for granting bail

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The family of functionary distributed sweets and thanked the for granting her bail in connection with posting a morphed picture of on

Sharma's mother thanked the apex court and said that the state government's decision to arrest her was not right.

"I am very happy. I am awaiting my daughter's return. I heartily thank the for such a decision. If she had done anything wrong the government could have warned her but directly putting her in custody and that too for 14 days is not done," she said here.

Sharma, convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing in Howrah, was arrested on May 10 a day after posting a picture of at the recent Metropolitan Museum Gala in with Banerjee's face allegedly superimposed on that of the

Questioning Sharma's arrest, her aunt said, "Tell me what had she done? She is a kid. She shared the image just like several others. The policemen said that they will release her after questioning but then things changed. Now, we are happy."

The apex court first granted conditional bail to Sharma that she give a written apology for her action at the time of release but later changed it to say that she should do it after the release.

Earlier, Sharma's family members had alleged that she was arrested at the ruling TMC's behest as she worked for

Sharma's arrest led to strong condemnation by leaders, who alleged that TMC was indulging in politics of "hate and violence" and that an "Emergency-like situation' prevailed in the state.

On Monday, denounced the government for the arrest of the BJP activist and said that such politics is neither good for the country nor the state.

On Sunday, BJP met with Sharma's family members and said that the current situation in the state is reminiscent of 'Emergency'.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 13:14 IST