"We can very well indulge in violence if we are attacked. Half of the people here are trained by Rashhtriya Swayamsevak Sangh."
We have been trained by RSS and can break the necks of Trinamool Congress leaders with our bare hands, these were the words uttered by an elected legislator and the BJP party chief in West Bengal, Dilip Ghosh.
Ghosh made this intemperate comments at a protest meeting in Kharagpur Sadar of West Midnapore district last week. He warned in the alleged wake of violence by the Trinamool activists against BJP workers.
"We can very well indulge in violence if we are attacked. Half of the people here are trained by Rashhtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Breaking the neck with bare hands is no big deal for us," he said, according to an IANS report.
The outburst video of Ghosh against Trinamool activists has gone viral.
Ghosh also spoke of using muscle power against those pose threat to his party workers and is threat was also directed towards those who voted for the governing party.
"We have 8,000 workers in Kharagpur. Trinamool has got 34,000 votes. Now if we beat them up, even their fathers can't save them. Our boys are in jail. When they come out we will get the opportunity to show our muscle power, and we will show it," said Ghosh.
Ghosh is the only heavyweight from the BJP to win in recently concluded assembly election in the state. He won from Kharagpur Sadar seat.
The saffron party won only three seats as the Trinamool swept the polls by winning a whooping 211 in the 294-member state assembly.
"You are showing us 211 legislators. We have 1,400. You have 34 MPs. We have over 270. When you go to Delhi we will get back at you. "We will lock you in your house. We will cut off water supply and power, and then beat you black and blue,” he said.
It is not the first time that Ghosh has made such shocking remarks. A week before the vote count, he had called girl students of Jadavpur University “shameless and “below standard”, who always seek company of “male students.”
His comments were made against the women students after BJP's student wing AVBP members were booked for allegedly molesting girls during a clash with Left-leaning students over screening of a film.