Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh threatened to put a local government officer behind bars

News Desk: State BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Sunday threatened a local government officer and a panchayat member behind bars in Birbhum district over reports of funds misappropriation. He said that those involved in looting public money will not be spared.

Ghosh said “Someone has built a three-storey house with public money, and he does not mind enjoying his tea in its balcony every morning, while masses are deprived of basic facilities. Your time is up. I have come to know that the local BDO is working against the interests of common people. He is doing this in collusion with a panchayat member. We are asking them to mend his ways… No one involved in looting public money will be spared”

Without taking the name of the ruling TMC, he added “Many of your leaders” have been jailed in Odisha, too, for cheating people and looting their hard-earned money. We can despatch the corrupt to jails in this state, too. Stop dishonest practices now”

Reaction of the Trinamool Congress

On this, TMC state general secretary Kunal Ghosh said “Dilip babu makes tall claims which have no truth in them. BJP knows nothing better than intimidating opposition parties with the use of central agencies such as the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate”

“With jail terms, leaders like Dilip babu are proving that his party is trying to make central agencies an extended arm of the BJP” he added.