Kolkata: Less than a fortnight after drawing flak for her disparaging comments on the Park Street rape victim, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday squarely blamed the Left for the deteriorating law and order condition in West Bengal. She claimed that the 30-year-old woman allegedly raped by a gang of armed robbers on Sunday too was a set-up. Mamata also hit out at the Left over the recent spate of crib deaths in the state, saying it was an attempt to discredit her government.
"Fake rape charges are being levelled to malign Bengal's good name. Baby deaths too are a planned conspiracy by the Left," said Mamata. She added, "Six rapes were reported in Delhi yesterday. In Bengal, there shouldn't be any such instance. After all, we are all decent people here."
With the district collector of Burdwan in tow, the first woman chief minister of the state seemed to rubbish the 30-year-old rape victim's claims, saying that she was the wife of a CPM worker and a part of an elaborate Left conspiracy against her government.
"Medical evidence has proved that she was not raped. The girl said that her husband is a local CPM worker," Mamata claimed....more
08:33 PM, Feb 28, 2012