In the video, reportedly shot at Anandapur area in the constituency, Bharati Ghosh, can be seen telling two Trinamool workers that she will get 1,000 men from Uttar Pradesh to beat up locals.
Bharati Ghosh, the BJP candidate from West Bengal’s Ghatal constituency, has kicked up a row by threatening Trinamool Congress workers.
In the video, reportedly shot at Anandapur area in the constituency, Ghosh can be seen telling two Trinamool workers that she will get 1,000 men from Uttar Pradesh to beat up locals. “You are frightening people… You won’t allow proper conduct of vote. Do not terrify people. (You) will be pulled out of homes and beaten like dogs,” Ghosh said.
Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh backed the former cop saying she said the right thing while the Trinamool lodged a complaint with Election Commission of India, demanding cancellation of her candidature.
Ghosh initially worked in Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal Police.
Later She was promoted to the Indian Police Service and posted as superintendent of police of Paschim Medinipur district in 2011.
Ghosh, once a close aide of the chief minister Mamata Banerjee, resigned in 2017, after she was transferred out of West Midnapore.
After her voluntary retirement several complaints were lodged against Ghosh and CID declared her an absconder for illegal gold transactions, cheating and extortion cases.
Calcutta High Court also ordered an investigation against her. After she moved for bail Supreme Court of India stays arrest of Ghosh in all the cases registered by Police.
Later on 4 February 2019, she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and BJP nominated Ghosh to contest in 2019 Indian general election from Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency)
The chief minister reacted to Ghosh’s remarks and asked her to stop threatening people. “If I share with people the text messages you sent me while in service you will be left nowhere.
We could have arrested you long ago,” Banerjee said at a roadshow organised in Ghatal in support of her candidate and film star Dipak Adhikari alias Dev.