Didi’s MP has a wish: To kill CPM workers, send his boys to rape their families

Tapas Pal's controversial comment triggered an uproar and sparked condemnation by opposition parties.

By: PTI Written by Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay | Kolkata | Updated: July 1, 2014 7:53 am
"I am from Chandannagar. Leaders are created by workers. I am also a goonda. I will shoot you guys if a Trinamool Congress worker is ever attacked. If you have the guts, then stop me. Keep this is in mind," the actor-politician warned. Source : PTI “I am from Chandannagar. Leaders are created by workers. I am also a goonda. I will shoot you guys if a Trinamool Congress worker is ever attacked. If you have the guts, then stop me. Keep this is in mind,” the actor-politician warned. Source : PTI

Trinamool Congress MP and Tollywood actor Tapas Paul has threatened to “destroy” CPI(M) workers and have their women raped if any of his party workers are attacked.

Addressing a workers’ meeting at Chowmatha village in Tehatta in Nadia district — which falls in his parliamentary constituency of Krishnanagar — on June 14, Paul said, “If any opponent (of the Trinamool) touches any Trinamool girl, any father, any child, I will destroy his entire family. Aamar chheleder dhukiye debo, rape kore chole jaabe, rape kore chole jaabe (I will unleash my boys, they will rape them, rape them).”

In his speech, telecast by  Bengali news channel 24 Ghanta on Monday, Paul issued repeated threats to his “opponents”, warning them “for the last time” that while he would stay in Krishnanagar, he would visit Chowmatha village every month and, if he ever heard that any Trinamool supporter had been harmed, he would “not spare them”.

“I am no MP, I am just a worker,” he said. “To my opponents, I show my shoe,” he added, bending to take off his footwear and holding it up. “If any CPM (worker) dares to touch my Trinamool (people), I will destroy his gushti (extended family)… Baari, ghor, gushti aami shesh kore diye chole jaabo… (I will destroy their homes and entire extended families),” he said.

“Aami prochur mastaani korechhi… aami pockete maal niye ghuri… aami nije revolver diye guli kore chole jaabo…CPM ke guli kore maarbo… (“I have been a hoodlum myself… I walk around with a maal [gun] in my pocket… I will personally shoot CPM [supporters] with a revolver…),” said Paul.

Speaking to The Indian Express on Monday, \Paul said, “When you see a pregnant mother tortured or a man’s hands chopped off, you can’t control your anger. I just became mad.” He was reportedly angry as some TMC workers in Fazilpur were reportedly injured in an attack by CPI(M) supporters.

Even during his poll campaign, Paul, 55, had warned that he would have the last word in the area and the police would not dare to defy him. Paul, who has acted in over 30 films, first became an MLA from Alipore constituency in 2001 and was re-elected in 2006. In 2009, he won the Lok Sabha elections from Krishnanagar, and was re-elected this year.

Meanwhile, TMC national spokesperson Derek O’Brien tweeted: “Statements made by Mr Tapas Pal are very insensitive. We do not in any way endorse what he said weeks ago, being played on TV today.”

Subsequently, the party tweeted: “Tapas Pal will need to provide a written explanation to the party in 48 hours: Derek.”


Pal, however, denied that he spoke about rape. “What I said was I will tell my workers to ‘raid’.”

O’Brien himself posted, “Whatever provocation or perceived provocation, people in public life have to be extra-careful in what they say. Can’t shoot your mouth off… Sensitive use of language is an obligation for role models in culture, politics and society. If that code is breached, public trust is lost.”

 

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    Anil Gudhekar
    Jul 1, 2014 at 2:28 am
    As such TMC came to power in W.Bengal & so Chaos in W.Bengal .
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      Thirumagal
      Jul 1, 2014 at 6:57 am
      His status as MP should be revoked and then criminal charges brought against him but guessing by his name, he will claim minority rights. Why is Mamta B. keeping quiet?
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        Common Man
        Jun 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm
        ..I am shocked !! When I first saw this, I thought he is acting on a C Grade violence movie.. alas this is reality..This is worse than that, and he reflects the true state of affairs here !! This is how politics is done in West bengal and this is how votes are won through holliganism.. As an Indian, I am ashamed that such elected representatives are part of our system.. shame on us..
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          R Kar
          Jul 1, 2014 at 12:52 am
          Mamota Bano's power is based on these mad dogs. Poor W B residents. Derek's trying to white wash is no use.
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            harry
            Jun 30, 2014 at 4:34 pm
            In any civilized society, this guy would have been arrested and put into jail. But that does not happen in India. It is sad these uncultured and brute people are the parliamentarians in India. No wonder, corruption thrives in Indian politics.
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              Thennarasu Ind
              Jul 1, 2014 at 12:31 am
              he is much better dmk admk politicians in tamilnadu
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                Citizen
                Jun 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm
                These are our leaders?????/ This reflects the people who so ever made him a leader/elected Shame on you guys you deserve to go back to rock ages not to live in the present day of democracy it is only in demonocracy such statements may have some place. Jaihind
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                  IndianBull
                  Jun 30, 2014 at 5:08 pm
                  the only language rowdy understands is of fear.... the law can only go so far
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