The Sushant Singh Rajput mysterious death case seems to be turning into a regionalist fight. The West Bengal unit of the Congress party has now come up in support of fellow “Bengali,” Rhea Chakraborty. Recently, the Congress in West Bengal took out a protest march against alleged harassment of Rhea Chakraborty by media and agencies.
Last week, referring to Rhea as a “Bengali brahmin,” West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had said that she is daughter of a retired army officer who served the nation.
Rhea's father is a former military officer, served the nation. Rhea is a Bengalee Brahmin lady, justice to actor sushant rajput should not be interpreted as a justice to Bihari.#SushantSinghRajputCase
— Adhir Chowdhury (@adhirrcinc) September 9, 2020
He had further accused BJP of playing regionalist politics by portraying Sushant Singh Rajput as just a Bihari when in fact he was an Indian.
A tweet by the official Twitter handle of West Bengal Congress on Saturday read, “Political conspiracy and vindictive behaviour against Rhea Chakraborty, the daughter of Bengal, will not be tolerated. The protest rally was taken out from provincial Congress office to Wellington junction on the instructions of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, president of the West Bengal Congress.”
বাংলার মেয়ে রিয়া চক্রবর্তীর উপর রাজনৈতিক অভিসন্ধি ও প্রতিহিংসামূলক আচরণ বরদাস্ত করা হবে না।
উক্ত দাবি নিয়ে আজ পশ্চিমবঙ্গ প্রদেশ কংগ্রেসের সভাপতি অধীর রঞ্জন চৌধুরীর নির্দেশানুসারে প্রদেশ কংগ্রেস দপ্তর থেকে ওয়েলিংটন মোড় পর্যন্ত প্রতিবাদ কর্মসূচী গ্রহন করা হয়। pic.twitter.com/rXKW4knBMS
— West Bengal Congress (@INCWestBengal) September 12, 2020
Rhea Chakraborty’s family reportedly has roots in Purulia district in West Bengal with an ancestral home at Bagmundi.