Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition.
Addressing party workers, Pal said, “If CPM tries to kill and intimidate our workers here, I will not spare them. I will ask our boys to go and rape CPM women if necessary.”
However, speaking to CNN-IBN, Pal refuted the charges saying he never used the word rape. “I never used the word rape, I said raid instead. I am open to any probe, wrong to accuse me of me beng irresponsible,” he said.
TMC leader Derek O’Brien said, “Statements made by Mr Tapas Pal are very insensitive. We do not in any way endorse what he said.”