TMC MP's Wife Apologises, Says There is Other Part of Story

Published: 01st July 2014 11:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2014 02:40 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

KOLKATA:  A day after TMC MP Tapas Pal allegedly threatened to kill CPI(M) workers and have their women raped, his wife Nandini Pal today apologised for her husband's controversial comment and said there was another part of the story. 

"I apologise for his comment. Of course there is no question of supporting it. But yes I know there is another part of the story, which provoked him to do that. The entire incident had happened long back, what led to such a thing there is another part of the story," Nandini told reporters here.

"On behalf of him I am saying sorry," said Nandini.

The controversial comment had triggered an uproar and sparked condemnation by opposition parties with CPI-M demanding that the Lok Sabha Speaker take suo motu cognisance of Pal's outburst and disqualify him.

Trinamool Congress yesterday demanded an explanation in writing from the party's actor-MP within 48 hours for his comment.

"The statements made by Mr Tapas Pal are utterly insensitive. The party does not in any way endorse what he said many weeks ago, which is being played out on TV channels," party spokesman Derek O Brien had said. 

The MP's comment also drew condemnation from the National Commission for Women. 

Pal's comment which went viral on a vernacular TV news channel yesterday had quoted him saying, "If any CPIM man is present here. Listen to me. If you ever touch any Trinamool Congress worker or their families at Choumaha, you have to pay for this. Don't try to act smart with me. I am smarter than you..."

"... Earlier, you guys have bullied me on various occasions. If you insult the mothers and daughters of Trinamool workers. Then I won't spare you. I will let loose my boys in your homes and they will commit rape. I will teach each of you a lesson," the MP had warned.

Pal, however, denied that he spoke about rape. "What I said was I will tell my workers to 'raid'."

Condemning the remarks, NCW Chairperson Mamta Sharma demanded that strict action be taken against Pal. "I think he should be suspended and investigation should be carried out. I am disappointed that no action has been taken against him as yet and no FIR has been lodged," she said.

Also Read:

Did Politics Change "Sweet Actor" Tapas Pal, Wonders Aparna 

Didi's MP Threatens to Unleash Rapists Against Opposition Activists 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp