Several BJP leaders have come under huge criticism for resorting to spreading fake news and photos in a bid to further inflame the communal tension in Bengal.
Known BJP spokesperson, Nupur Sharma was widely condemned after Janta Ka Reporter reported that she had used a photo from the 2002 genocide of Gujarat passing it off as an image of destruction from Bengal under the state’s Mamata Banerjee government.
She was later booked under several non-bailable sections for spreading fake news to cause communal tension in the state.
Few days later, the West Bengal Police arrested the BJP’s IT Cell secretary in Asansol for posting fake news, once again to allegedly disturbing communal harmony of the state.
Tarun Sengupta had allegedly uploaded a video of an IPS officer mercilessly beating a man. He passed the video off as one having been shot during Hanuman Jayanti, celebrated this year in April.