Bengal play groups fear backlash, refuse to hire Tapas Pal

Tapas Pal
Kolkata, July 7: After the political, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Tapas Pal is now facing a backlash in his professional life as well. Following the MP's threat to murder and rape people from the Opposition ranks, the play groups that hold shows in the rural West Bengal in the season of Rath Yatra have refused to take the actor-turned-politician on board, a report published in Bengali daily Bartaman said.

Video footages of Pal threatening the Opposition with words like 'rape' and 'murder' in Nakashipara in his constituency Krishnanagar in Nadia district of West Bengal became viral, leading to a massive controversy across the nation. The party leadership let Pal off after an apology but the national media, opposition parties and rights bodies were not convinced and wanted his ouster.

Tapas Pal openly threatened that his boys would rape women in Opposition

The Kolkata-based play groups which rope in Pal every year for their shows have decided against hiring him this year after the rape remark fiasco. They fear that the MP's security could be under threat during the performance, putting them in trouble, the report said. The situation is so serious that even no member of the ruling party has expressed interest in inviting him.

Sources in the play group regretted Pal's rape remark.

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