A day after Paul allegedly threatened to kill Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers and used offensive words against women, his wife Nandini Paul apologized for his controversial statement and said that there is an another part of the story.

"I apologize for his comment. Of course, there is no question of supporting it. But yes I know there is another part of the story, which provoked him to do that. The entire incident had happened long back, what led to such a thing there is another part of the story," Nandini told reporters in Kolkata.
    
"On behalf of him I am saying sorry," said Nandini.

Paul's comment, which went viral on a vernacular TV news channel on Monday, had quoted him saying, "If any CPI-M man is present here. Listen to me. If you ever touch any TMC worker or their families at Choumaha, you have to pay for this. Don't try to act smart with me. I am smarter than you."
    
"Earlier, you guys have bullied me on various occasions. If you insult the mothers and daughters of Trinamool workers, I won't spare you. I will let loose my boys in your homes and they will commit rape. I will teach each of you a lesson," the MP had warned.
 
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has also called for criminal action against Tapas Paul and declared that it will write to the President and the Prime Minister, seeking his disqualification.

NCW chief seeks Tapas Paul's expulsion from Parliament
    
The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday demanded that Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul be expelled from Parliament for his ‘insensitive’ remarks which have triggered a row.
    
The MP, also a popular Bengali actor, was caught on camera purportedly threatening CPI-M workers that he will "let loose boys in (their) homes and they will commit rape".
    
"He should be expelled. This is a very unfortunate statement. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been an activist herself and she should show some sensitivity and take action against him," NCW chief Mamata Sharma said.
    
Sharma also sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in this regard.
    
"Even the Prime Minister should take action in this matter. Such words have never been used by an MP... Pal did not make a statement, he committed a crime," said Sharma.
    
Various political parties have condemned the remarks by Pal and urged the Lok Sabha Speaker to take suo motu cognizance of the matter.
    
"Several Trinamool Congress leaders have been making such comments in the last three years as part of a strategy to terrorize opposition parties. The comments he has made are not expected of a parliamentarian. I request the Lok Sabha Speaker to take suo motu cognizance because people look up to Lok Sabha MPs," said CPI(M) MP Mohammed Salim.
    
The BJP leadership also condemned the statement and asked the West Bengal Chief Minister to look into the matter.
    
"It is really heart-wrenching to hear such comments from Pal. He has said he was speaking in a fit of rage. But in a fit of rage, MPs should try to restrain themselves from making such comments," BJP MP Babul Supriyo said.

(JPN)

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