The notice said that the Election Commission has received a complaint from the BJP delegation, alleging that on 3 April, Mamata Banerjee told Muslim voters during the election rally in Tarakeswar in Hooghly not to split their votes among different parties. .
The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mamata Banerjee for allegedly campaigning on communal grounds. The Election Commission has sent this notice to Mamta Banerjee for allegedly appealing to voters on communal grounds during an election rally in Hooghly. In this notice of the Election Commission, Mamta Banerjee has been asked to reply within 48 hours.
The notice said that the Election Commission had received a complaint from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation, alleging that on 3 April, Mamata Banerjee told Muslim voters during her election rally in Tarakeswar in Hooghly that her vote was split Do not let the parties get divided. According to the notice, the Election Commission has found that his speech violates the provisions of the Representation of the People Act and the Code of Conduct.
EC issues notice to West Bengal CM & TMC leader Mamata Banerjee over her statement on 3rd April, “appealing Muslim voters to not let their vote be split among different political parties & demanding votes on communal ground for TMC”. EC asks her to explain her stand within 48 hrs pic.twitter.com/nHH3ovElz0
– ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2021
TMC raised objection, said – what about our complaints
The Trinamool Congress has raised a strong objection to this notice sent to Mamata Banerjee. Senior party leader Mahua Moitra hit back at the Election Commission proceedings saying that the Election Commission has sent a notice to Mamata Banerjee on the BJP complaint, but what happened to the TMC complaints. The TMC leader tweeted and referred to the complaints made by the BJP candidate over alleged cash distribution incidents.
Mamatadi issued notice by @ECISVEEP on @BJP’s complaint
What about TMC complaints of
1. Video evidence of BJP candidate distributing cash
2. Cash coupons distributed to attend BJP mtng & vote
Gentlemen – at least keep up the farce of impartiality!
– Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) April 7, 2021
Election commission transferred these officers
Assembly elections are going on in West Bengal. Voting for three phases has been done and voting for five phases is still going on. In such a situation, the election code of conduct is in force in the state. Meanwhile, both the TMC and BJP are continuously complaining to the Election Commission about each other’s leaders. At the same time, the Election Commission is also continuously taking steps. In this episode, the Election Commission has transferred the District Election Officer of Dakshin Dinajpur, East Bardhaman and West Bardhaman.
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