President Of The BJP’s West Bengal Unit, Dilip Ghosh Talks Violently
Dilip Ghosh is an Indian politician and current president of the West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is gradually becoming infamous for frequent political threats. Now again came into controversy of threatening Trinamool Leaders.
Mr Ghosh, who is excited for party boss Amit Shah’s visit to the state next week, has said, leaders ruling the roost today would soon be in jail or killed in encounters.
On Tuesday, 19th June 2018, Mr Ghosh said at Jalpaiguri 600 km north of state capital Kolkata that “Every bullet will be made to count”. He started with the statement “Leaders who indulge in hooliganism in Bengal will soon either be in jail or straight away there will be an encounter”.
Referring to the lines of the arch-villain of Bollywood blockbuster “Sholay” when before killing three associates who let him down. He said “Remember Gabbar Singh’s dialogue? How many bullets are in this gun”, his palm clasped to imitate a pistol.
“The bullets will be counted and given…. And corpses will be counted too,” he added.
The Jalpaiguri police filed a case against Mr Ghosh and three others on four counts – of illegal assembly, violating prohibitory orders, obstructing government officials and threatening policemen. The district Trinamool leadership has demanded his arrest.
“His language is shocking. The language of a terrorist, not a political leader in a democracy,” said minister Gautam Deb. “Police should file a case against him and put him behind bars,” said local MLA and state minister Rabindranath Ghosh.
Mr Ghosh response to the police cases: “There are already many cases against me. What does it matter if there is one more?” he said.
Also, Trinamool lawmaker Abhishek Banerjee threatened to make Purulia district opposition free. A day later, a youth was found hanging in Purulia with anti-BJP messages scrawled on his shirt. Mr Banerjee was criticised and forced to offer some explanation of his comment.
“There is a limit to our tolerance,” Mr Ghosh said, pledging retributive action against alleged strong-arm tactics of Trinamool leaders.
This isn’t the first time that Mr Ghosh has landed himself in a row for shooting off his mouth. In the past, he has also threatened beheading for those shouting anti-national or pro-Pakistan slogans. Ahead of this year’s panchayat elections, he had claimed that the fight for the local body elections would not end at polling stations but would reach crematoriums.
He had once also said the BJP could drag Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by her hair and throw her out for opposing the 2016 notes ban but later apologised.