Kolkata, June 23: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee stirred a new controversy by saying that those who dared to challenge the TMC administration will have their eyes gouged out.
Addressing a party event in Kolkata, Abhishek Banerjee said: “In the heart of Delhi, in Parliament and through various protests, Mamata Banerjee and the TMC have proved that if the interests of the people of Bengal are hurt, we will not leave the matter.”
“As long as Mamata is there, if anyone dares to glare at us, we will gouge their eyes out and throw them on the road, if they raise their hands, we’ll cut their arms off,” he threatened.
The comments of Abhishek, who heads the youth wing of Trinamool Congress, has attracted severe criticism from the other political parties.
CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty said the proactive statements of Abhishek shows the mindset of Trinamool, adding “I am not surprised by the statement. This is their ideology and mindset. Several TMC leaders had earlier spelt it out. Now Abhishek has said it.”
BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said: “The comments are the reflection of the DNA of Trinamool Congress. This is what is expected of TMC and its leaders.”
The BJP spokesperson, G.V.L Narasimha Rao, also slammed TMC leader saying: “I think Abhishek Banerjee has been making such highly provoking speeches earlier also. There should be a case registered against him. He should not indulge in any such speeches being a Member of Parliament. Threatening the people to vote for Mamata shows that she does not have believe on the work she has done and that the BJP has emerged has a competition to TMC.”
(With Agency Inputs)