Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that TMC leader in the Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay has been receiving threat messages on Tuesday morning.
Banerjee claimed that the messages were sent due to TMC’s protest over various issues, including ‘intolerance’, both inside and outside Parliament.
Banerjee was in Delhi when he received the text messages. He told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that he received several SMSes with threats to kill him and he couldn’t utter the messages as it was in filthy language.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her concern after she came to know that the MP received such an SMS. She contacted him and asked to lodge complaint with police in this connection. She asked him to lodge complaint both in Delhi and Kolkata. She had also directed him to inform the matter to the Home Minister.
She said that the MP was threatened as he raised several important issues in Parliament.
The investigating authorities initiated a probe in this connection and they are trying to find out that from where the SMS was sent.
The text message contains filthy language and the sender had also threatened to kill the MP. The text was written in Bengali in English script. Police officers in West Bengal too are looking into the complaint. The investigating officers are yet to identify the sender.
The MP said that he would request the Home Minister to take necessary steps into the matter. He also said that earlier there were attacks in his flat in Delhi.
Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, said the matter had been taken seriously. Necessary steps have also been taken to assure safety and security of Sudip Banerjee.