BJP's national vice-president Laxmi Kant Chawla has shot off a letter to the TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stating that leaders like Paul should not be a part of any political entity and be put behind bars.

"It has come to the public notice that your party MP Tapas Paul talked about shooting, beating and raping women. The matter obviously has brought you embarrassment and ridicule. We request you to expel the leader from the party and send him behind bars for making such insensitive comments against women," the letter said.

Chawla reiterated that Paul has ‘no right’ to be in the party and the TMC chief being a woman herself should immediately put the leader behind bars.

Another BJP leader Nalin Kohli, CPI leader Atul Anjan and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also condemned the statement and demanded strict action against the TMC MP.

Congress' Shobha Oza demanded a case to be filed against the leader.

Reacting to Paul’s remark, AIDWA General Secretary Jagmati Sangwan said, “Tapas Paul is not fit to represent people at large because being a leader he is giving condemnable statements.”

NCW Chief Mamta Sharma also criticized Paul’s statement and said that the Chief Minister should take immediate steps and suspend the MP.
Paul's comment which went viral on a vernacular TV news channel on Tuesday had quoted him saying, "If any CPI(M) man is present here. Listen to me. If you ever touch any Trinamool Congress 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. Then 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.


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