Bengali actor-turned-politician Subhadra Mukherjee on Saturday resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party over the violence in North East Delhi, where at least 42 people were killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship Amendment Act, PTI reported. Mukherjee, who joined BJP in 2013, said she cannot be in a party that has leaders such as Anurag Thakur and Kapil Mishra, according to News18.
She sent her resignation to West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh. If that doesnt work, I will personally go and submit my resignation letter to him, Mukherjee said.
She said she joined the party with a lot of hope and optimism. But in recent years, I have noticed that things are not going the right way, the politician added. I felt that a sense of hatred and judging people by their religion is taking over the ideology of BJP. Why should brothers cut each others throats in the name of religion? I was disturbed after hearing the news of deaths of over 40 people. After giving several thoughts, I have decided to quit.
Banerjee said she did not want to be associated with this brand of politics where people are judged by their religion and not as fellow humans. She also questioned why..