The Union Railway Minister had on Monday, Aug 9 held a rally in West Midnapore's Lalgarh, a Maoist stronghold. The Left Front created an uproar on the same day in Lok Sabha asking the government to open its eyes to the alliance of the red rebels and its ally.
Mamata Banerjee's rally snowballed into a bigger controversy when she said in the rally, “I was indeed sad when Azad was killed."
The BJP is now seeking a discussion on Banerjee"s statement on Maoists, especially regarding Azad.
“The BJP Parliamentary Party discussed the issue and decided that a notice be given for suspension of Question Hour today in both Houses to hold a discussion on how a Union Minister was supporting Maoists," Deputy Leader of BJP in the Rajya Sabha SS Ahluwalia said.