BJP candidate courts controversy, threatens TMC workers

BJP candidate courts controversy, threatens TMC workers

Former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh. (Image courtesy ANI)

BJP candidate from Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency, former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh courted controversy on Saturday when she openly threatened Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers.

A video of the incident, which took place at the Keshpur area of the constituency on Friday, has gone viral on social media.

“I will drag you (TMC workers) out of houses and kill you like dogs. I will bring 1000 men from Uttar Pradesh here and you will not be able to do anything. Go home and lock yourself in. You are trying to intimidate people,” said Ghosh in the video.

Ghosh, who was the Superintendent of Police in the former Maoist-affected districts of West Medinipur and Jhargram, was once known for her close proximity to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

The incident drew a strong reaction from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who warned Ghosh not to cross the limit.

Reacting to the incident, Banerjee said that “ there is an injunction by the Supreme Court on arresting her in relation to a case. There are other cases against her. We could have arrested her if we wanted. But we did not for the sake of courtesy. You (Ghosh) should not cross the limit.”