Kolkata: The political crisis for Trinamool Congress has been fuelled further with one of its MLAs, Naren Chakraborty, reportedly threatening West Bengal residents against voting for BJP on a purported video.
The video was shared by BJP Bengal’s co-in-charge and IT cell chief Amit Malviya on Tuesday. The TMC MLA was seen and heard in a video threatening BJP voters of consequences after the elections.
Naren Chakraborty is an MLA from Pandaveswar in Asansol.
By-elections for Asansol Lok Sabha seat, which fell vacant after Babul Supriyo left BJP and joined TMC, as well as for four Assembly seats will be held on April 12.
In the video, he was heard addressing the BJP supporters and telling them refrain from voting, saying if they voted for the Saffron party they would not be able to stay in West Bengal.
“TMC’s Pandaveswar (Asansol) MLA Naren Chakraborty, is seen issuing open threats to BJP voters and supporters, asking them not to come out and vote, or else face consequences. Such criminals should be behind bars but in Bengal Mamata Banerjee patronises them. ECI must take note,” Malviya tweeted.
The TMC is currently in the headlines due to the violence in Birbhum last week, where eight persons including women and children were killed after a mob set their houses on fire.
Mamata Banerjee had ordered an SIT investigation, but the Calcutta High Court has ordered the CBI to take over the investigation.
Meanwhile, BJP MLAs staged a protest in the West Bengal Assembly on Monday, demanding a discussion on the violence and the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
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