The Election Fee (EC) has issued a discover to West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee over her assertion wherein she appealed to Muslim voters to not let their vote break up within the ongoing meeting elections.
The ballot physique has issued discover to Bengal Chief Minister over her April 3 assertion which she made throughout an election rally and mentioned, “interesting Muslim voters to not let their vote be break up amongst completely different political events and demanding votes on the communal floor for TMC”.
The election fee has requested Mamata Banerjee to clarify her stand inside 48 hours.
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On Monday, BJP approached the Election Fee searching for motion in opposition to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that she has violated Illustration of the Folks’s Act by asking Muslims to return collectively and vote for her get together TMC within the state meeting polls.
A BJP leaders’ delegation, together with Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, get together’s nationwide secretary Sunil Deodhar, its chief GVL Narasimha Rao, met high officers of the ballot panel and submitted a memorandum demanding motion in opposition to Banerjee and her get together.
Speaking to reporters after the assembly, Naqvi mentioned that in an election speech TMC chief Mamata Banerjee appealed to Muslim voters to not let their votes be break up amongst completely different events and requested them to forged their votes en-bloc to her get together.
“She has not solely violated the necessities of the Mannequin Code of Conduct by making such remarks however that is additionally a prison violation of the Illustration of Folks Act, 1951. The ballot panel ought to provoke motion in opposition to Mamata Banerjee and her get together for this violation,” Naqvi mentioned.
He additionally demanded an identical motion in opposition to DMK chief MK Stalin for “mendacity” and “attempting to malign” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture by making an absurd allegation that he got here to Tamil Nadu with cash luggage. This falsehood violates the ballot code, Naqvi mentioned.
Echoing comparable sentiments, BJP normal secretary Bhupender Yadav claimed that the upcoming phases of Bengal polls are going to be held in areas most vulnerable to violence and electoral malpractices by Banerjee’s get together. Subsequently, the BJP requests the fee to deploy adequate central forces without spending a dime, honest and fearless polling, he mentioned.
The elections are being held in eight phases between March 27 to April 29 in West Bengal.
(With PTI inputs)
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