'Break hands, legs of Trinamool leaders...'

KOLKATA: A BJP MLA of West Bengal on Saturday courted controversy by allegedly telling party workers to break the hands and legs of Trinamool Congress leaders if they terrorise them and slap false charges against them.

As per the reports of a news agency, in a purported video that surfaced on social media, Swapan Majumder, BJP legislator of Bongaon South, also promised that he will be always on the side of the distressed party workers in any situation.

"If a (TMC) leader seeks to frame our workers in false cases, if our workers are terrorised, that leader may not return safely. Enough is enough. Break his hands and legs in self-defence and come to me. I promise to be on your side," Majumder was heard telling his supporters at a party meeting in the video.

Millennium Post could not independently verify the authenticity of the video.

Reacting to Majumder's alleged comments, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh claimed that this shows the mindset and culture of BJP leaders. "We strongly condemn such language, words and threats. Being frustrated in the wake of the popularity of the Trinamool Congress in the area, he is issuing such threats," he said. BJP state president Sukanta Majumder said his party does not believe in the politics of violence.

"If the (Bangaon South) MLA has made such a comment, it was in response to recent threats by local TMC leader Alorani Sarkar to skin her political opponents ahead of Bongaon Municipality polls," he said.

Sarkar denied having threatened any BJP worker in the area and described the MLA as one who had used abusive words against her

and other TMC leaders in the past.

Next Story
Share it