Kolkata: Amid the Delhi violence which claimed 42 lives and injured more than 200 citizens, popular Bengali actor Subhadra Mukherjee who joined the BJP in 2013, resigned from the primary membership of the party on Friday. Also Read - 'He Immediately Rushed to Akhlaq, But Has no Time For Slain IB Official Ankit Sharma': Kapil Mishra Fires Fresh Salvo at Kejriwal

Mukherjee, who has worked in several movies and TV serials like ‘Bou Kotha Kou’, ‘Sadharan Meye’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, expressed dismay over the ‘recent hate-filled situation’ in the country, while putting in her papers. Also Read - Kapil Mishra Defends His Controversial Remark, Says ‘Nothing Inciting in my Statement’

Talking to reporters after her resignation, she said, “I had joined the party with a lot of hope and optimism. But, the recent violence in Delhi, the growing atmosphere of hatred and violence, made me feel disturbed. Why should brothers cut each other’s throats in the name of religion? I was disturbed after hearing the news of deaths of over 40 people.” Also Read - 'How Can Anurag Thakur Still Hold Office,' Hits Out Mamata Banerjee After His 'Goli Maaro' Remark

The actor further said she did not want to be associated with ‘this brand of politics’ where people can be judged by their religion and made it clear that she would not continue in a party which has faces like Anurag Thakur and Kapil Mishra.

“Several innocent people were killed in the violence. Innumerable houses were burnt. The riots have created a division among the people. BJP leaders like Thakur and Mishra are still free as they have not faced any action from neither the party nor the police for their hate speech. The riot scenes have shocked me”, she told The Deccan Chronicle.

The BJP, however, hoped she will reconsider her decision.