In a shocking revelation, actor and TMC MP Tapas Pal was caught on tape threatening to let loose rapists on his opposition, during a speech in a Choumaha village in West Bengal.
The MP from Krishnanagar said in the video, "If anyone from opposition or their wives and sisters are here, then listen up, if any one of your people touch anyone from TMC I will destroy you, I will not spare them. I will send my boys and they will rape people."
He was also heard saying, "My name is Tapas Pal. If any one touches any TMC person I will make sure they are dead. I walk around with 'maal'. 'Maal' means revolver. If any CPM person touches anyone in the Choumaha village I will make sure they are destroyed. I will burn their houses down."
Pal went on to say, "I now live in Krishnanagar. No one can harm my workers. A leader is made only because of his workers, and if anyone harms my workers I will kill them. I will pull the trigger myself."
Meanwhile the Congress hit out at the Mamata Banerjee government. Senior Congress leader Pradeep Bhattacharya said, "I cannot believe herself being a woman how Mamata Banerjee can allow a man like Tapas Pal to be in the party. He should be sacked immediately."
The Trinamool Congress also was quick to react. MP Derek O'Brien said, "The statement were made 6 to 7 weeks ago. But that is no excuse. The party does not encourage or support such comments."