Kolkata, June 23: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee once again made headlines. This time the young MP from Diamond Harbour irked everyone with his threatening message for the Opposition in the state.
While addressing a gathering at Basirhat area of North 24 Parganas, 27-year-old Abhishek said, "Those who dare to show their eyes, we will tear it out and throw it on the streets."
"If someone shows us their hands we will cut them off. But you have to remember that in democracy, it is the common man who will say the last word," added Abhishek.
A day after his controversial statement, micro-blogging site Twitter was flooded with comments and criticism against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP. #AbhishekBanerjee has been trending on Twitter since Tuesday morning.
Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of mamta Banerjee says will take off the eye and chop the hands which dates TMC. Jihadi poribortan in Bengal.— Varun Sharma (@LogicalHindu_) June 23, 2015
Abhishek Banerjee is obsessed with gouging and chopping. Which explains why he's so obese.— lindsay pereira (@lindsaypereira) June 23, 2015
Controversial statements obviously gives you lot of publicity, Abhishek Banerjee will surely disappoint if he doesn't get enough from this— Kishore (@GramophoneGuy) June 23, 2015
Dear #Abhishek Banerjee, If gouging out eyes was so easy, you wouldn't have needed specs at all to see the world you are in today.— Nitima (@WritingRoutes) June 23, 2015
#Abhishek Banerjee you did it.You aunt and your team members so proud of you. You chopped opponents hand! What a thought! Lol..— Anit Ghosh (@Indianit07) June 23, 2015
Despite being so mercurial, Mamata never had to make a violent threat to be a mass leader. Abhishek Banerjee has learnt little from his aunt— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) June 23, 2015
Abhishek Banerjee the hoodlum of TMC says he will gouge out eyes and Chop off hands..doesn't he remind us of evil Nazi Dr Joseph Mengle— Jaideep Bhattacharje (@jaideepb) June 23, 2015
Potaka people again threatening BJP 😄Will gouged out eyes and chop off hands, if anyone dares TMC: Abhishek Banerjeepic.twitter.com/pSmkx1COD7— Rahul Vora (@Rahulsvora) June 23, 2015