BJP's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh said on Sunday that his party would "restore democracy" in the state if voted to power, warning TMC cadres to mend their ways or they will have to either visit hospital or crematorium. His address at a Haldia rally took a rather horrifying turn as Ghosh proceeded to elaborate on the repercussions that TMC cadres could face if they didn't "mend their ways".
"The assembly polls would not be held with the state police but in the presence of central forces. Those TMC cadres who are yet to mend their ways and are still torturing common people should rectify themselves in the next six months. If they don't, their hands, legs and ribs will be broken and they will have to go to the hospital," Ghosh said. "If they still continue with their mischief, they will have to go to the crematorium," he added.
Needless to say the comment has not gone down well with social media users, with many criticising Ghosh for making "threatening" statements. The TMC for its part has said that Ghosh was vitiating the political atmosphere of the state.
"These kinds of statements show that the BJP is trying to unleash a reign of terror and vitiate the political atmosphere of the state ahead of the assembly polls. The people of the state would give them a befitting reply," said TMC MP Saugata Roy.
Many others have urged the police or the Election Commission to take action against Ghosh for his comments. Take a look: