KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress is left embarrassed following an extremely violent threat from West Bengal Chief Minister’s nephew, Abhishek Banerjee. Stirring a major controversy, junior Banerjee threatened that those who dared to challenge the TMC administration will have their eyes gouged and their hands will be chopped off. (Also Read: TMC leader threatens to blow up police station in West Bengal, arrested)
Addressing a party event in Kolkata, TMC Youth Wing President Abhishek said, “In the heart of Delhi, in Parliament and through various protests, Mamata Banerjee and the TMC have proved that if the interests of the people of Bengal are hurt, we will not leave the matter. As long as Mamata is there, if anyone dares to glare at us, we will gouge their eyes out and throw them on the road, if they raise their hands, we'll cut their arms off.”
Following the violent threats, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday slammed the Mamata Banerjee led TMC. “I think Abhishek Banerjee has been making such highly provoking speeches earlier also. There should be a case registered against him. He should not indulge in any such speeches being a Member of Parliament. Threatening the people to vote for Mamata shows that she does not have believe on the work she has done and that the BJP has emerged has a competition to TMC,” said BJP spokesperson G.V.L Narasimha Rao. (Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Majority community under attack again in West Bengal, BJP blames TMC of playing communal politics)
Abhishek earlier this year was slapped by a youth at a rally a rally at Chandipur in East Midnapore district that caused rage in the party.
Wearing a cap, the youth went up on the stage where Banerjee was addressing the gathering and clicked pictures on his mobile phone. Suddenly, he lunged towards Banerjee and slapped him, taking him off-guard.