Trinamool Congress MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek on Saturday cautioned the opposition CPI - M, asking them to be prepared for receiving a "befitting reply".
A day after the chief minister lashed out the Communist Party of India - Marxist for killing eight Trinamool activists, Abhishek, addressing party rallies in Purulia district, said the Trinamool will not be anymore courteous to the opponents.
"After May 19 when the ballot boxes will be opened, the people of Bengal will witness a new Trinamool. We have been very courteous, we have given you many opportunities. . . but not anymore
"In the days to come, inch by inch you will be given befitting reply. . . be prepared for that, " said Abhishek.
The opposition was quick to condemn Abhishek's remarks.
"His comments are indicative of the Trinamool's nervousness. Apprehensive of being defeated in the polls, the Trinamool leaders led by their party supremo are threatening and intimidating the opposition, " said Communist Party of India - Marxist leader Samik Lahiri.
The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party too have condemned the Trinamool leader's remarks.