Political parties attack actor Dev's 'rape' comments

Kolkata: Bengali movie star Dev Monday likened the Lok Sabha poll frenzy surrounding him to "being raped", prompting condemnation from political parties and women.Dev is contesting on a Trinamool Congress ticket from Ghatal in West
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IANS 03 Apr 2014, 12:27 PM IST
Kolkata: Bengali movie star Dev Monday likened the Lok Sabha poll frenzy surrounding him to "being raped", prompting condemnation from political parties and women.

Dev is contesting on a Trinamool Congress ticket from Ghatal in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

Talking to Bengali tabloid Ebela, the actor-turned-politician said: "Eighty percent of the media is now focusing on Ghatal. Dev contesting from Ghatal has become a hot topic. It is nice that a place like Ghatal has also become popular."

When asked if he was enjoying the moment, Dev was quoted as saying: "Enjoy ... it's just like being raped here, either you can enjoy or can shout".

Political parties have condemned the "outrageous" comments and are even mulling lodging a complaint with the Election Commission (EC).

 
   
 

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