Days after actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's speech threatening to send his men to rape supporters of the CPI(M) raised a storm across the country, another video has emerged in which the Trinamool Congress legislator is seen threatening to publicly behead rivals and shoot dead an absconding murder accused.
"Go, chop off the limbs of a CPI(M) man and show me. Let me see who has the guts to arrest any of you! I will not take it easily if anyone dares support the CPI(M) here. I'll publicly behead him with an axe, right here," Pal told a gathering of local Trinamool leaders and supporters at Gopinathpur village within Tehatta police station limits in Nadia district.
Within seconds, Pal is seen speaking on a higher pitch.
"And I'll surely catch the one absconding. I'll first try to get him a life term of hanged. Or else, I, myself… I'll shoot him dead if I can. Tell me if you people can identify him. I'll myself go to his house and shoot him dead. Just see whether Tapas Pal has the guts to do it!"
A file photo of Trinamool MP Tapas Pal. (AFP Photo)
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Incidentally, he made this speech hours within his first one at Choumaha village on June 14.
At Choumaha, Pal had threatened to send his men to rape female supporters of the CPI(M) – a remark for which the TMC MP apologised on Tuesday by issuing an open letter. Watch: Tapas Pal openly asks workers to slit throats of opposition activists
After he visited Choumaha, Pal went to meet family members of a Trinamool supporters who died in May after suffering stab injuries during a fight with CPI(M) supporters.
During his speech at Gopinathpur, Pal asked young Trinamool supporters, "Why couldn't you thrash them when they came here? Don't you people even know how to use a knife?"
He also 'appealed' to the womenfolk to slit their throats.
He went on to say that everyone needed to make sure that the arrested persons never get out of the jail.
Pal's threat to rape and kill women workers of CPI(M) was exposed on Monday, when television channels began airing his speech delivered in Choumaha village in Nadia district.