BJP actor MLA Hiran Chatterjee attacked Trinamool actor MP Deepak Adhikari in harsh language. “The people of Ghatal are drowned in floods, MPs cannot be seen! Made a movie about cattle smuggling from Enamul and went swimming with his girlfriend in the Maldives!” Deb replied to Hiran’s attack. Trinamool MP’s reply, “Hiran has no fault, this is politics. Who will listen to him if he does not attack me? I don’t believe in this politics. My politics means the development of poor people. I think the people of Ghatal have faith in me.”
Hiran had recently gone to a Kali Puja function in Ghatal and raised several allegations against Dev without naming him. He commented that even though the Ghatal was flooded, the MP could not be seen in the area. In his reply on Tuesday, Dev said, “I was the first to speak about the Ghatal Master Plan in Bengali. That plan was approved last year. But still, the money has not come.” Responding to Hiran’s attack, Dev said with a message of friendship, “My own friend, with whom I have eaten, shot, dreamed day after day, how to take Bengali films forward, what can I say about that man?” After his addition, “Just because I am in this party, the rest of the party is not my enemy. I don’t believe in this line of thinking. There are many people in BJP too who love me very much. People very close to me. Why should I go to attack Hiran?” Dev said to the party workers, “Politics for me means keeping people in peace. Hiran is a very good friend. I’ll tell the staff, it’s nothing. A friend asked another friend and I am answering him.”
Hiran alleged that Deb made the film with money from Enamul Haq, who was caught in the cow smuggling case. Dev’s clear answer to that is, “Whatever money I make, it goes well for me.” I do not know Enamul Haque. If I had feared I would have asked CBI for another date. CBI did not call me again. Deb also said that if Hiran knows everything, the CBI should call him this time.
Hiran further alleged, “All political leaders want votes. But after the election, he stayed in a flat in Kolkata. Traveling with girlfriend in Maldives. For 8 years Ghatal has not seen Dev.” Dev’s clear answer to this is, “I will tell everyone, Dev has not done any work that he has to go around to bow his head.” Dev is still puffing out his chest. If he goes abroad, he travels with his own money. Attack me. But, don’t enter the house. Everyone knows who I’m going with. It is a relationship of 8-9 years. I am not going to hide.” Deb also said that insulting his girlfriend means insulting women.
According to Dev, “It is not Hiran’s fault. That’s how politics works.” Trinamool MP from Ghatal also called Hiran of BJP his ‘favorite MLA’ and ‘intelligent’.