Bengal: TMC leader Firhad Hakim caught abusing BJP, CISF in viral video
Kolkata/IBNS: In another new low in the West Bengal politics, Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate from Kolkata Port, Firhad Hakim, was heard abusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in a video, which went viral on social media.
The video has been shared by BJP IT cell head and co-incharge of West Bengal, Amit Malviya.
IBNS did not verify the authenticity of the video independently.
Malviya tweeted, "'Ye election ho jaane do, suar ke bache CISF ke against action lenge...' says Firhad Hakim, TMC leader and ex-Mayor of Kolkata. If Mamata Banerjee is constantly instigating her cadres to indulge in violence against central para military forces, how can her minions be behind?"
“Ye election ho jaane do, suar ke bache CISF ke against action lenge...” says Firhad Hakim, TMC leader and ex-Mayor of Kolkata.— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) April 20, 2021
If Mamata Banerjee is constantly instigating her cadres to indulge in violence against central para military forces, how can her minions be behind? pic.twitter.com/ceL1Di7xvK
Hakim, a former Kolkata Mayor and a senior minister in the Mamata Banerjee government, was also heard in the video calling BJP ""s**r ke bachche" while campaigning in a jeep.
The ruling TMC has been repeatedly accusing the CISF and all other central forces, which are deployed in the state for election purposes, of helping the BJP in the polls.
Days after TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee had urged women to "gherao" central forces if they obstruct voters from exercising their rights, four people were shot to death by the CISF at a booth in Sitalkuchi, further escalating the war of words.
The BJP had earlier released a number of audio tapes involving Mamata talking to her party leaders and TMC's political aide Prashant Kishor taking part in a chat with journalists over the ongoing assembly elections in the state.