West Bengal Agriculture Minister Tapan Dasgupta was heard as well as seen threatening the voters of dire consequences if he did not receive votes in the upcoming West Bengal Assembly election.
At a public meeting in Hooghly, Tapan, who is a TMC candidate from Saptagram assembly, has reportedly 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.
He 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. Tapan has now been given the same seat to contest in the 2021 West Bengal election.
For the unversed, 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 also once caught on camera threatening voters in West Bengal ahead of the assembly election.
"Traitors will be dealt with after the election," he had said at a public meeting in Dinajpur. Hamidul also asked people to vote for the the party 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".