Days after, he gave a subtle provocation to BJP activists, promising to “care for their prosperity” in Dinhata, of which he is a former MLA, TMC pioneer Udayan Guha on Monday kicked off a new tempest.
He said that saffron camp individuals would be unable to dwell calmly in the region if assaults on his party’s activists don’t stop in adjoining Tripura.
BJP, nonetheless, shot back, expressing that such dangers wouldn’t scare party individuals.
A few TMC individuals, including three youth pioneers from Bengal, had on August 7 purportedly go under assault at Ambasa in BJP-administered Tripura, where the Mamata Banerjee-drove party is attempting to acquire its traction, in front of the 2023 gathering races in the state.
A significant number of them were likewise briefly kept by nearby police in the northeastern state.
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Two youth leaders are currently under treatment at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata
Subsequent to the meeting, harmed party leaders Sudip Raha and Jaya Dutta at SSKM Hospital, she accepted the Tripura CM “would not have dared to do such things on his own,” adding she refused to be cowed down by the attacks.
Guha, censuring the episode in Tripura, said at a party meeting in Dinhata, “Will the few BJP leaders left in Bhetaguri area of the constituency get to reside there if our members are attacked in Tripura? They won’t. They should learn to be careful hereon.”
“If you attack us with bamboo poles, don’t expect us to greet you with flowers.”
Shamik Bhattacharjee: leader slams to make members cowed
Slamming Guha over his observation, BJP spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya said his party’s members wouldn’t be intimidated down by such threats.
Prior to August 4, the TMC pioneer had taken to online media to say that he would “take good care of BJP leaders and workers” in Dinhata, a day after the caravan of his party’s general secretary Abhishek Banerjee went under assault in Tripura.
Penalties against Dinhata MLA Udayan Guha
The BJP demanded penal action against Dinhata MLA Udayan Guha for issuing a threat in public against activists from an opposition party.
The BJP has requested punitive activity against Guha for giving a danger against activists of a resistance.
Social media got triggered by a post
“After the Tripura incident, BJP workers and leaders in Dinhata will have to be looked after in a proper manner,” Guha’s Facebook post in Bengali read.
The post triggered a storm on social media, with many flaying the legislator for his statement while others were extending support to him.
However, Guha later clarified, “In my Facebook post, I didn’t speak about attacking anyone.” Guha’s hand was fractured in post-poll violence in Dinhata in May.
Criticising the TMC MLA, who is the son of late Left Front leader Kamal Guha, BJP’s Natabari legislator Mihir Goswami said:
“We demand that a case be lodged against Udayan Guha and action be taken against him. It seems that the stinging NHRC observations against him regarding post-poll violence and its perpetrators are justified.”
Responding to Goswami’s interest, senior TMC pioneer and state Agriculture Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay guaranteed that Guha was in a real sense talking about “taking care of BJP workers, to live peacefully with them and ensure not a single saffron party member in Dinhata is harmed in retaliatory action.”
“Only a party like BJP can twist such a comment which by no stretch of imagination means taking the law into one’s hands or teaching the BJP a lesson,” the veteran TMC leader told the media.