Hazra said that their workers are fighting a bigger enemy than coronavirus and that is Mamata Banerjee Credit: Twitter image

BJP national secretary from West Bengal, Anupam Hazra created quite a stir after recently taking the post by saying that he will hug chief minister Mamata Banerjee if he gets infected with COVID-19.

These comments by Hazra came during a media interaction on Sunday at Baruipur in South 24 Parganas. There he and a large number of BJP workers flouted social distancing norms and did not even bother to wear a mask either.

Hazra while speaking with reporters said that their workers are fighting a bigger enemy than coronavirus and that is Mamata Banerjee. He added that since they were not affected by COVID-19 they are not scared anymore and said that he will hug the CM if he ever does get infected. He also added that she treated the victims of the virus pathetically. He referred to the alleged dead bodies of COVID-19 victims that were burnt with kerosene. “We don’t even treat cats or dogs like that.”

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Following this, a complaint was filed against Hazra by Trinamool Congress’ Refugee Cell for derogatory remarks against a woman and head of the state. The complaint was filed at the Siliguri police station in Darjeeling district where CM Mamata Banerjee has gone for a three-day visit to hold an administrative review of North Bengal as stated by The Quint.

Before the 2019 Lok Sabha, Hazra had switched from TMC and was defeated by the ruling party’s candidate Mimi Chakraborty from the Jadavpur constituency.

Mukul Roy, BJP’s newly appointed vice-president reacting to Hazra’s comment said that people in the positions of responsibility must be careful about what they speak.

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