The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday filed a police complaint against three Trinamool Congress leaders in connection with using a morphed photograph of Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh offering sweets to Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat. The BJP has demanded the immediate arrest of TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, national spokesperson Derek O’Brien and TMC's All-India General Secretary Subrata Bakshi, according to PTI.

On Saturday, TMC had posted two videos and six images, including the fake one of Singh, on its website, following a press conference by O’Brien. However, the party took down Singh's morphed photograph soon after it attracted controversy. O’Brien said, “This picture was there on our website for quite some time. But as soon as we came to know that the picture is morphed, we removed it. We have apologised. The matter should end there.”

BJP state spokesperson Joy Prakash Majumdar, along with other leaders and party workers, lodged the complaint at the Kolkata police headquarters at Lalbazar. In the complaint, BJP holds Banerjee, O’Brien and Bakshi “responsible for the entire episode”, Majumdar said, adding that Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee was the “brainchild” of the “unprecedented” incident.