The only antidote to the dangers of the basilisk-like CPI(M), according to Mullick, was a photograph of the party chief. “Put up a photograph of Mamata Banerjee in your house, and before you step out every morning, take a long look at her face. This will protect you from the evil motives of CPI(M) men,” advised Mullick.
Mullick’s iterations had earlier drawn a fair amount of criticism for the Trinamool Congress, but the Trinamool leadership was not known to have cautioned him. After Sunday’s meeting
Mullick could not be reached for comments.
This is not the first time Mullick had voiced his radical thoughts.
On April 15, at a public meeting in North 24 Parganas, he had exhorted partymen not to mingle with CPI(M) supporters, marry into their families, attend their weddings, or even sit next to them. He also urged people to boycott CPI(M) sympathisers.