TT, New Delhi, March 16: BJP member Roopa Ganguly had to fight a lone battle in the Rajya Sabha today when the Opposition brought up a recent case of alleged child trafficking in Bengal in which a prime suspect has been linked to her.
After Congress MP Rajni Patil referred to the case during the zero hour, other Opposition members joined her. Though Patil did not take any names, she made an oblique reference to those mentioned by the prime accused.
No BJP MP was seen rising to Roopa's defence as she approached the well in protest.
Roopa's name has cropped up in the case along with that of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.
Juhee Chowdhury, a BJP leader in Jalpaiguri arrested in connection with the alleged sale of babies, was believed to have approached the two leaders to facilitate necessary clearances for the NGO at the centre of the racket.
A Bengal BJP leader described Roopa's conduct as "questionable". "Her conduct was questionable, to say the least. She tends to go unnecessarily overboard, but Parliament is not the place for it."