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BJP to hit back if TMC goons further attack their candidates: Dilip Ghosh

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said that TMC will face dire consequences if they further force the BJP candidates to withdraw their nomination papers.

Mr Ghosh said that BJP candidates have filed nomination for more than 35,000 seats in the panchayat election but TMC-backed goons are still terrorising their party candidates in the rural belts to withdraw their nomination despite Calcutta High Court’s  stay on the ongoing panchayat election process till further instruction.

He said that a large number of the BJP candidates are still staying far away from their residences fearing attacks and in most of the cases police did not take any action against the TMC goons.

“We have no faith on police and state administration. Women candidates were being openly molested by the TMC goons after filing nomination in front of the SDO offices. But we won’t show our patience for an indefinite period. We will hit back the TMC goons if they further attack our candidates,” said Mr Ghosh.

He said that the BJP will accept the verdict of the HC if the panchayat poll is  deferred. “But the main problem is TMC will assemble a large number of anti-socials, who will create further trouble and affect the poll process under the nose of State Election Commission (SEC) and state administration. As SEC has become the puppet of the state government, so we have to force the TMC goons to obey law and order,” he said.

Mr Ghosh also expressed his concern that a large number of false cases were slapped against BJP workers since the panchayat poll was announced to tarnish the image of the BJP. “People know very well who are the real criminals and what is their actual motive?

Mr Ghosh said that though displeased with the SEC’s recent decision to cancel its own order to extend the nomination process by a day, the Calcutta High Court had on 12 April put a stay on the ongoing panchayat election process till further instruction, but TMC backed goons are still torturing BJP candidates elsewhere to prepare a ground for withdrawing nomination.