‘Vote at your own risk …’: TMC MLA threatens BJP supporters in front of Asansol

The BJP has come down sharply in the ruling TMC in West Bengal on Tuesday after a video of Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress MLA Naren Chakraborty saffron “threatening” voters went viral ahead of the Asansol Lok Sabha by-elections.

Citing the video, the BJP alleged that Chakraborty, a Trinamool MLA from Pandavaswar, could be seen making “open threats” to BJP voters and supporters before the by-elections. “Those who are staunch BJP supporters, who cannot be influenced, should be threatened. Tell them, ‘If you go to the polls, we will assume you will vote for the BJP. Then, after the vote, where you will be is at your own risk. And if you Don’t go to the polls. We will assume that you are supporting us. You stay well, take your job or business. We are with you. Being. Preparation

Sharing the video on Twitter, BJP leader and Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly Shuvendu Adhikari said, “Naren Chakraborty; ITAITCofficial Pandabeshwar Assembly MLA is seen issuing instructions to his underlining; How to stop BJP supporters from voting. The Pandaveshwar Assembly constituency falls under the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency where by-elections are to be held in about two weeks. “

Launching a scathing attack on the chief minister, BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya also shared the video and asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take action against the TMC MLA. TMC’s Pandaveshwar (Asansol) MLA Naren Chakraborty was seen openly threatening BJP voters and supporters, telling them not to come out and vote, otherwise they would suffer the consequences. Such criminals should be kept in jail but in Bengal Mamata Banerjee patronizes them. ECI must take note, “Malviya tweeted.

Meanwhile, a BJP delegation met the ECI today and demanded action against the TMC MLA, while another BJP delegation will meet the West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).

The Asansol by-election was needed as Babul Supriya resigned as a BJP MP after joining the TMC last September.

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