Kolkata: Sharply condemning Trinamool MP Tapas Paul`s rape-and-violence speech, BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain Sunday said West Bengal`s people are terror-stricken after listening to the language used by the Lok Sabha member as also other leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress.
Describing Paul`s hate speech as a "law and order" matter, Hussain said the issue can not be called an "in-house affair" of the Trinamool.
"It is neither an in-house affair nor a party matter, but a specific law and order matter," Hussain said on the sidelines of a programme here.
He also took a dig at the state`s Trinamool government for not taking any action against Paul.
"Somebody is giving threats of murder and rape, a lawmaker is becoming a lawbreaker, and no step is being taken against him. I have never seen such coincidence before."
Hussain said not only Paul, but a number of Trinamool leaders have been using such language.
"Across Bengal, people are terrorised after listening to such language," he added.
Paul, an MP from Bengal`s Krishnanagar, has been caught on tape exhorting his party workers to kill Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists even as he himself asserted that he would gun down his rivals and let loose his "boys" to rape their women.
Notwithstanding the countrywide clamour for Paul`s arrest and expulsion from parliament, the Trinamool has sought to end the matter with an apology which he tendered to his party and the media Tuesday.