There seems to be no end to mudslinging in West Bengal politics, thanks to TMC leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay's distasteful reaction to BJP leader Roopa Ganguly's rape rhetoric.

The West Bengal power minister and senior Trinamool leader made a shocking statement in which he asked Ganguly to reveal the number of times she had been raped in Bengal before making negative statements against the state.

"First of all, she should say how many times she has been raped in Bengal. Before accusing anything or anyone, she should reveal this. Then only the truth behind her statement will be realised," he told ANI.

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Roopa Ganguly on Thursday challenged the supporters of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Congress to send women of their families to Bengal and survive 15 days without getting raped.

"I dare all the parties, the ones who keep flattering the Bengal government and Congress, to send their daughters, wives, and sister-in-laws to Bengal without taking any hospitality from Banerjee. If they are able to survive for 15 days without getting raped, then tell me," she said to the news agency ANI.

West Bengal has been a boiling point for almost a month now due to the violence in the hill city Darjeeling where the Gorkhas are protesting in order for a separate state, Gorkhaland, and the recent Basirhat violence, where communal clashes broke over a social media post.