Shoot booth captors in the chest: Bengal BJP leader

Wednesday 03rd April 2019 06:40 EDT

Senior West Bengal BJP leader Sayantan Basu has courted a brand new controversy by asking party cadres to shoot those who would try to capture booths during the coming Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a rally at Basirhat, Basu said, "If you notice goons trying to capture booths, shoot them. Don't aim at their legs, shoot them in the chest." State BJP secretary, Basu is the party candidate from Basirhat Lok Sabha constituency. Basu also warned that the Trinamool Congress better not think of rigging the polls, as elections will be held under the supervision of the Election Commission with central forces patrolling the streets. TMC leader and minister Jyotipriyo Mullick said the party would inform the Election Commission and urge it to take steps against him. Mullick said, "The BJP is trying to vitiate the poll atmosphere by making such provocative statements. The EC should take action against him."

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