Chopra’s TMC MLA Hamidul Rahman was seen threatening votes to vote for TMC and warned of serious consequences if they voted for some other parties. The political violence in West Bengal has reached an alarming level, which has even forced the Election commission to announce an 8-phase election in the state.
Speaking at a Trinamool Congress held election rally at Alorani Maidan in the Chopra assembly constituency, Hamidul Rahman said, “Mamata Banerjee’s development has reached every house. And those who are dishonest will be met after.”
Hamidul Rahman also explained that he has no regrets for his statement. At the end of the public meeting when asked by reporters, he said, “Good people will take his statement in a good way, and bad people will take it in a bad way. We will see after the vote.”
TMC had been facing an unprecedented challenge from BJP. Many of the senior TMC members have joined BJP in recent times, which has forced the TMC party leadership to resort to violence to counter the growth of BJP.