Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Tuesday attacked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by calling her a "demon" who had no human values.
Referring to the Trinamool Congress protest against the amended Citizenship law during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kolkata visit, he told ANI: "In a democratic society, Mamata Banerjee has traits of a demon. She has no human values and no women characteristics. She is giving protection to those who killed thousands of Hindus. That's why we can call her demon and not a human. She is like the Lankini of Sri Lanka."
"In Bengal, Mamata is not a leader but a Lankini. BJP won 18 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, now the party will sweep Assembly polls in West Bengal. India is a party of God. And SP, BSP, TMC are parties of demons. Giving protection to terrorists means protecting demons. We can call her chief of demons," the BJP legislator from Ballia added.
Banerjee has been heading protests in the state against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
She met PM Modi for a brief one-on-one discussion during his Kolkata visit and said she had asked him to withdraw the contentious law.
She has earlier said that the central legislation and proposed nation-wide NRC can only be implemented in West Bengal over her "dead body".
(With agency inputs)