New Delhi/Kolkata, Dec 28 (IBNS): Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar on Friday triggered a fresh controversy when she said the infamous Park Street rape case in West Bengal was not a 'rape case' but a 'misunderstanding between the lady and her client', doubting the victim's character.
"If you´re referring to the Park Street rape, see that is a different case altogether that was not at all a rape case. It was a misunderstanding between the two parties involved between a lady and her client. This was not a rape," Dastidar told CNN-IBN.
She made the comment while reacting to Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former minister of the Left Front government Anisur Rehman´s ´rape´ remarks against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Rehman sparked a controversy and embarrassed his party as he mocked the TMC government´s decision to compensate rape victims by paying Rs 20,000.
Meanwhile, the Park Street rape victim said it was ´shameful´ that a woman made such a remark on the issue.