In another new low in the West Bengal politics, Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate from Kolkata Port, Firhad Hakim, was heard abusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in a video, which went viral on social media.
The contentious video clip was shared on Twitter by BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga. While addressing a road show, Firhad Hakim could be heard as saying, “BJP suwarer baccha bole jacchi (BJP is the progeny of pigs).”
Following a time gap of indistinct chatter, he threatened, “Jab BJP aayega, toh suwar ke baccha ko pehela maaro (If the BJP, the progenies of pigs come here, then, assault them first.)” The TMC leader added, “Where will you go? Thrash them. Beat the progeny of pigs.”
Following his call for violence against BJP workers, Hakim was informed by TMC supporters that they shooed them away when the saffron party dared to come into the area.
“They brought the CISF (Central Industrial Security Forces), Rail police and shooed away my mason. Let the elections get over. Then, our Central Investigation Department (CID) will take action against the ‘progeny of pigs’ CISF," the TMC minister was seen telling his followers and the general public.
Shortly after the video surfaced, BJP IT cell helmer Amit Malviya shared it on Twitter and wrote, "If Mamata Banerjee is constantly instigating her cadres to indulge in violence against central para military forces, how can her minions be behind?"
The party also demanded that Hakim be censured and barred from campaigning.