oppn parties A New Low In Personal Attacks

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A New Low In Personal Attacks

By Sunil Garodia
First publised on 2022-07-08 03:25:01

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Sunil Garodia Editor-in-Chief of indiacommentary.com. Current Affairs analyst and political commentator.

Senior West Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh has a habit of making controversial statements. But one feels this time he has crossed the limit. When Ghosh said that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's "maa baap ka thikana nahi hai" he was not only questioning her parentage but stooping to a new low in Indian politics. Personal attacks on political opponents are nothing new and all parties are guilty of the malaise but questioning someone's parentage is straight out of a C-grade movie and a leader of a national party is not expected to indulge in such gutter language.

It is high time the BJP top brass asks many of the motor mouths in the party to refrain from making such personal attacks on political opponents. Apart from showing their low class, it also shows their frustration against a popular leader who they could not beat in the state elections despite deploying the heaviest of artillery. If such leaders think that they are denting the image of anyone by speaking such deplorable things about him or her, they should remember that no one with even an ounce of civility, even if he or she is a die-hard BJP supporter, will condone such vile personal attacks on anyone.

If Dilip Ghosh intended to insult Mamata Banerjee with his words, he should know that he has failed utterly. Instead, he has exposed himself as a person who has no manners, no civility and no control over his tongue. There must be a specific and strict law to deter anyone, and not only politicians, from publicly issuing humiliating statements without basis against anyone else. Section 499 (defamation) is not enough for such vile statements. Ghosh might now say that he did not mean it that way and his words are being taken out of context but the plain fact is that he chose a wrong set of words, whatever the context, and should be punished for it.