Kolkata: BJP candidate from West Bengal’s Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency, Bharati Ghosh courted controversy as she threatened Trinamool supporters, saying, she would bring “musclemen from Uttar Pradesh and kill them like a dog.”
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee warned former IPS officer and now BJP candidate Ghosh, not to cross the limit.
” You are frightening people… You won’t allow proper conduct of vote. Do not terrify people. There will be no place to hide. I will drag you out of your house and kill you like a dog…. I will bring over 1,000 men from UP, put them inside your residence and teach you a lesson,” Ghosh said while campaigning in Ghatal constituency.
“Do not make me open my mouth. If I make public the SMSes that you had sent to me as a police office, I won’t have to say anything more against you. You must remember, there are so many cases against you,” Banerjee warned Ghosh soon after while holding a road show on Chandrakona Road.
#WATCH:BJP candidate from Ghatal, WB & ex IPS officer Bharati Ghosh threatens TMC workers,says,"You are threatening people to not cast their votes. I will drag you out of your houses and thrash you like dogs. I will call a thousand people from Uttar Pradesh to beat you up." (4/5) pic.twitter.com/GvX650F6n9
— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
TMC leader Partha Chatterjee said that the party will move the EC to complaint against Ghosh for this comment.
The Election Commission sought a report from the district administration after taking suo motu cognizance of the incident. Ghosh was recently accused of threatening the Officer-in-Charge of Keshpur police station.