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BJP Youth Wing Leader Announces Bounty Of ₹ 11 Lakh On Mamata's Head Over Lathicharge At A Hanuman Jayanti Rally In Bengal

Slogans of 'Jai Sri Ram' were being raised.

12/04/2017 8:48 AM IST | Updated 12/04/2017 9:53 AM IST
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ALIGARH (Uttar Pradesh) -- A Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader courted massive controversy by announcing a reward of ₹ 11 lakh for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's head, following a lathicharge at Birbhum district to disperse a rally raising slogans of "Jai Sri Ram" on Hanuman Jayanti.

"Those who will cut and bring West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee head, I will give that person ₹11 lakh. Mamata Banerjee never allows Saraswati Puja, fairs during Ram Navami and during Hanuman Jayanti procession, people were lathi charged and brutally beaten up. She organizes Iftar party and always supports Muslims," BJYM leader Yogesh Varshney said.

In West Bengal's Birbhum, Suri police on 9 April had already warned the Bir Hanuman Jayanti organizers that it would not allow holding of any rally or meeting at Suri on 11 April.

The organizers requested and assured the police that that they would not carry arms. However, the police did not move from its stand and charged on.

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