‘Completely false and provocative’: Mamata gets EC notice for her remarks on Central forces

Calling her statements towards the Central Paramilitary Forces “fully false and provocative,” the Election Fee on Friday issued a discover to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and requested her to elucidate her stand on the identical earlier than 11 am Saturday.

If Banerjee fails to elucidate herself, motion could be taken towards her for violating the Mannequin Code of Conduct in addition to sections 186, 189, 505 of the IPC, the discover mentioned.

In a strongly worded discover, the ballot physique deemed statements made by the TMC supremo on Might 28 and April 7 as an try to “berate and vilify Central Paramilitary Forces throughout the electoral course of.” This, it provides, was “inflicting excessive demoralisation amongst the ranks and file of those forces.”

In an election rally yesterday, Mamata Banerjee claimed that central forces on ballot obligation in West Bengal have been working below the directions of the central authorities. Banerjee additionally accused the forces of committing atrocities on villagers and harassing ladies.

Addressing a public assembly in Alipurduar district, the TMC boss additionally accused the Election Fee of turning a blind eye to the “excesses” of the CRPF, CISF, BSF and the ITBP.

That is EC’s second discover to Mamata Banerjee throughout the meeting polls within the state. On April 7, Banerjee was served a discover for violating the Mannequin Code of Conduct (MCC) together with her enchantment to minority voters to not divide their votes between completely different political events.

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