Kolkata: Close on the heels of TMC leaders challenging and threatening central forces, another party leader made similar comments in the same light. TMC leader Madan Mitra on Wednesday made it clear that they aren’t afraid and are not suffering from fear psychosis. He further added that the central forces may be with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but the people of Bengal are with Mamata. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Calls For Three-Day Protest in Kolkata Against Centre's Farm Laws
Earlier in the day, another TMC MLA and Minister of State for MSME in West Bengal government, Ratna Ghosh Kar was captured on camera calling for violence against central forces. Also Read - Bengal Assembly Polls: BJP Forms 117-Member Election Management Team Ahead of JP Nadda's Visit
Kar, who is the MLA from Chakdaha constituency was also heard saying that “there is nothing called democracy in war”. Also Read - WBJEEB To Refund PUBDET 2020 Application Fee for Cancelled Examination
Kar went on to say that this election was even more challenging, but there’s nothing to be scared. She added, “I’ll go to each and every booth and we won’t care about central forces, if they’re pro-active, I’ll request Mahila Morcha members to pick up broomsticks and chase them away.”
The BJP had filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against four TMC leaders, including two state cabinet ministers, for allegedly threatening and intimidating voters, last month.
“We have filed a complaint against ministers Firhad Hakim, Rabindranath Ghosh, and senior TMC leaders Jitendra Tiwari and Anubrata Mondal. They have violated the model code of conduct by trying to threaten and intimidate voters,” BJP general secretary Jai Prakash Majumdar had said.
“These four leaders should be kept out of election campaign and other poll-related procedures,” he had added.