Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress MP’s controversial rape remarks rocked the West Bengal Assembly with the Congress staging a walk-out after the Speaker disallowed its adjournment motion, demanding Pal’s immediate arrest.

MP Tapas Paul’s apologized for his comment but opposition parties targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her inaction in the case. State Congress president and former union minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused Banerjee of “shamelessly shielding her proteges”.

Leader of Opposition and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) veteran Surjya Kanta Mishra held the Trinamool chief equally responsible for the remarks that have attracted nationwide condemnation.

Quizzed by the media about the party’s decision regarding Paul, Trinamool’s Rajya Sabha member Sukhendu Shekhar Roy said the “matter ends” with Paul’s unconditional apology.