TMC threatens BJP chief with criminal defamation charge


New Delhi: Withdraw comments or face criminal defamation charges, the Trinamool Congress has threatened the BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday.

The TMC said Shah had suggested that TMC leaders collected “syndicate tax”.

According to reports Shah had said during the ‘Gantantra Bachao Yatra’ in West Bengal that if the BJP came to power it would ensure that the people of the state did not have to pay “syndicate tax”.

The TMC chief spokesperson Derek O’Brien  said on Twitter: “Mr Amit Shah, Bengal is not UP where you are spreading hate and disharmony. There is peace and harmony here. And, if you do not withdraw your wild allegations on ‘syndicate tax’, we shall charge you with criminal defamation.”

Describing  the speeches of BJP leaders were low on facts and in poor taste he alleged that the saffron party had failed to understand the ethos of Bengal. He said the BJP is headed for a big “zero” in the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

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