PC Sorcar, who is contesting Lok Sabha election with BJP ticket from Barasat, West Bengal, said, "She (Mamata Banerjee) says that the rapists are just mischievous. Well I urge you to ask her, if she is raped, then what will be her opinion?"
Speaking about his opponent and TMC candidate Kakoli Ghosh, Sorcar by calling her "insane". Sorcar, during a public gathering, was quoted as saying, "I am a psychologist. I hold a doctorate degree as well as a PhD degree. I have a knowledge of curing mental illness of people. If she is insane, bring her to me, I will cure her too."
Well I urge you to ask her, if she is raped, then what will be her opinion
Reacting against Sorcar's statement, Kakoli Ghosh said, "It is a shame that the low-minded people like him is a candidate for Lok Sabha election. He called me insane and then threatened to slap me. I have taken it up at the administrative level and we demand immediate action against the BJP candidate. Moreover, I want to convey such offensive comments against women to every constituency."
Clarifying his statement against the CM and TMC candidate, Sorcar later said his reacted after receiving a message from the father of a rape victim. He also said that he was ready to apologise if "he feels that he is guilty".
Recently, Election Commission of the state began a probe against Tollywood star Dev, who too invited criticism with another rape remark. During an interview, Dev said, "being at the centre of attraction during election campaigns feels like being raped, you either shout or enjoy." Dev is contesting the election from Ghatal with TMC ticket