Vikash Sharma

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice-President Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda on Thursday slammed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over the recent incident in which three tribal women were allegedly tortured for joining the BJP.

Taking to Twitter, Panda shared a video in which the three women were allegedly forced to reach TMC office by performing 'Dandavat Parikrama' in full public view (circumambulate in a prostrate position) as punishment and then rejoining the ruling party in Balurghat in North Dinajpur district.

“Such cruelty on joining BJP! Three tribal women were forced to reach TMC office by performing 'Dandavat Parikrama' in full public view,” wrote Panda while sharing the Panda.

The BJP National Vice-President further wrote, “Such inhuman act of the ruling party in Bengal is proof of the pathetic condition of the tribals in the state. TMC is worried about Dalits-Tribals only at the time of vote.”

Earlier on Saturday, BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar had also alleged that the women were forced to crawl to the TMC office as ‘penance’ for joining BJP.

Majumdar also shot off a letter to the President of India Droupadi Murmu and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes highlighting about the atrocities on Tribals in West Bengal.

“TMC has time and again insulted tribal people. This takes it even higher. This is highly condemnable. We firmly stand with our karyakartas and will do everything to protect them,” Majumdar had tweeted.