The West Bengal Assembly on Monday passed a resolution against the derogatory comments by the Hindu nationalist politician Nupur Sharma about the prophet Muhammad.
The resolution stated that the country’s communal harmony was being ruined due to the remarks of a BJP leader, PTI reported. It also claimed that due to Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s intervention, communal harmony was maintained in West Bengal.
Mamata alleged that Nupur Sharma’s comments were a part of a greater design to spread hatred among communities before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
“I will appeal to people not to fall into BJP’s trap,” she said. “We have taken stern action against those who tried to create a ruckus.”
BJP leader Sharma’s remarks against the prophet, made during a debate on the Times Now television channel last month, had sparked massive protests of Muslims in several parts of India, including Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
India also received diplomatic backlash from several Muslim-dominated countries.