2 August 1958 |
Chandannagar, West Bengal, India
Member of parliament (MP)
|All India Trinamool Congress|
|Member of the India Parliament
|Preceded by||Jyotirmoyee Sikdar|
Tapas Paul (born Tapas Paul on 29 September 1958) is a Bengali actor from Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He is a Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar having won in the 2009 Indian General Elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket.
Paul's first movie appearance was in 1980, in the film Dadar Kirti, directed by Tarun Majumder. He received a Filmfare Award for his role in Saheb. He acted in many other movies such as Bhalobasha Bhalobasha and Guru Dakshina.
On 30 June 2014, a video emerged of a speech "apparently six to seven weeks old", by Tapas Pal in  In the video, Tapas Pal is reported to have threatened workers of the rival party with violence
if any one Virodhi(opponent) touches any one Trinomool girl, any father, any child, I will raid/destroy his gushti (entire extended family). I will send my boys, they will rape and go. .... If any CPM(Communist Party of India - Marxist) worker dares to touch my Trinamool (people), I will destroy his gushti. I will have the final say on this matter: Till today they(opponent) have beaten little kids, mothers, sisters. This village's all people, those who are virodhis(opponents), I am cautioning them, be very cautions. I will live up there, and I will come every month to this village. If I hear even one bad incident, and get witness; I will not leave the culprit alone. Therefore, I am telling the virodhis, "live carefully". I am a Trinamool congress worker, not an MP, a worker. If there is any CPM worker out there in the audience, I am showing them my shoe. I am telling them, what they have done that day... when the commando force came, they(opponents/culprits) ran through this way, every one of them ran away. ... I will not say anything more, because my head is very hot(I am very angry). I am saying, everyone be careful. From today onwards, if any CPM(Communist Party of India - Marxist) touches anyone from my Trinoomul, I will end their gushti (entire extended family). (their) house, home, gushti, I will end. This I am saying clearly.
Humans who murder Humans cannot be Humans. Their mothers must have slept with dogs,... that's why they have murdered so many. I am saying one thing: Do not spare CPM workers... I am saying this again and again. I will finish them off. Know Boti ? Boti is for cutting necks... ...this old man and old lady, suffering so much my heart is breaking. My brothers, sisters, and friends, I am asking kindly, do not spare them(CPM), please. ...if you can kill, kill. Kill the CPM. The man who came here today, his granddaughter
In a third video from the village named Teghoria on the same day, Tapas Paul provoked his supporters to rampage the house of a CPI-M worker named Rafiqul.
He is married to Nandini Paul. Nandini is a popular anchor of cookery shows on television. At present she is a participant of Bigg Boss Bangla. They have a daughter named Sohini Paul, who is also an actor in Tollywood.
- Detailed Profile: Shri Tapas Paul india.gov.in. Retrieved 16 October 2012
- Tapas Paul netapedia.in. Retrieved 16 October 2012
- Bengali Cinema: Tapas Pal calcuttaweb.com. Retrieved 16 October 2012
- "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Retrieved 16 October 2012.[dead link]
- TMC MP Tapas Pal threatens rape, shows slipper to CPM ABP Anand news, youtube channel
- Another Video Of Tapas Pal Exhorting TMC Workers To Murder CPM Members Surfaces NNIS News - Youtube channel
- Wind in my hairindiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 16 October 2012