Kolkata: West Bengal Agriculture Minister Tapan Dasgupta was seen threatening voters of dire consequences if he did not receive votes in the upcoming state Assembly election.
At a pubic meeting in Hooghly, Tapan Dasgupta — a TMC candidate from Saptagram assembly — told the voters that the areas which will not vote for him, “will not get electricity and water”.
“The areas from which I will not get votes, electricity and water will not reach those areas. It’s simple. They can ask BJP for it,” Tapan Dasgupta said at the rally on Saturday.
Tapan Dasgupta became the MLA of Saptagram in Hooghly in 2011 by defeating his rival of the Left Front. In 2016 Bengal polls too, he had won the Saptagram seat. Dasgupta has now been given the same seat to contest in the 2021 West Bengal election.
This is not the first time a Trinamool Congress candidate has threatened voters of dire consequences if they did not vote for the party in the assembly polls. TMC MLA Hamidul Rahman was caught on camera threatening voters in West Bengal ahead of the assembly election.
“Traitors will be dealt with after the election,” Hamidul Rahman said at a public meeting in Dinajpur.
Hamidul Rahman also asked people to vote for the TMC while telling them that those who “betray” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee even after enjoying her government’s benefits will be taken to task as “traitors”.