TMC Twist: Media becomes 'Villain', Tapas Pal gets 'Mamata', escapes punishment

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Mamata Banerjee and Tapas Pal
Kolkata, July 2: Changing the entire scenario, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee now made media scapegoat and Tapas Pal became a victim. Accusing media of conspiring against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP, Ms Banerjee on Wednesday, July 2 claimed that CPI(M) along with media hatched a conspiracy against Pal.

After a crucial meeting, in which it was expected that TMC would take decision on Pal, the CM informed that the party was satisfied with Pal's unconditional apology which he had sent through a letter on Tuesday and it would not take any action against him. Earlier Mamata's close aide Mukul Roy had claimed that decision on Pal would be taken in the meeting and the controversial MP had been asked to attend the meeting. However, Pal did not turn up to the meeting which was held in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Ms Banerjee, while hurling allegations against media, also raised questions asking, "Who did release the old video which was shot during one meeting 10-15 days prior to the broadcast of the footage? Why such delay?"

Meanwhile, another TMC MP Derek O'Brien said, "No action will be taken against TMC MP Tapas Pal. TMC accepts 'unconditional apology' tendered by him."

Meanwhile, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed against Pal in Calcutta High Court. Earlier a case was filed by West Bengal BJP against the controversial MP who was caught threatening CPI(M) supporters. He said, "If CPIM (Communist Party of India-Marxist) tries to kill and intimidate our workers... I will not spare them. I will let loose my men to rape their women."

Earlier reacting on the controversy, the CM said, "What do you want me to do about him, kill him? He committed a blunder. He has been cautioned by the party. What else do you want me to do?

In his apology letter, Pal apologised to his family and colleagues and "particularly to all women in our society and to those in the media who highlighted the issue," adding, "I have no excuses to offer. It was a gross error of judgement and deeply insensitive. It should not have happened. And I assure you it will not happen again. Once more, a humble apology."

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