EC Sends Notice to Mamata Banerjee for Asking Muslims to Vote En bloc for TMC, Seeks Clarification

The Election Fee has despatched a discover to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging her current speech was in violation of the mannequin code of conduct and has demanded a reply in 48 hours. Taking cognisance of a grievance filed by BJP chief Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the ballot panel sought clarification from Banerjee concerning her April three speech in Hooghly’s Tarakeshwar the place, whereas addressing a public rally, she appealed to Muslim voters to ‘not let their votes be break up’.

Responding to the EC discover, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra questioned the ballot physique’s inaction over complaints made by TMC. “Mamatadi issued discover by @ECISVEEP on @BJP’s grievance. What about TMC complaints of 1. Video proof of BJP candidate distributing money. 2. Money coupons distributed to attend BJP mtng & vote. Gents – at the very least sustain the farce of impartiality!” she tweeted.

The BJP on Monday approached the Election Fee searching for motion towards Banerjee alleging that she has violated Illustration of the Folks’s Act by asking Muslims to come back collectively and vote for her social gathering TMC within the state meeting polls. A BJP leaders’ delegation, together with Naqvi, social gathering’s nationwide secretary Sunil Deodhar, its chief GVL Narasimha Rao, met prime officers of the ballot panel and submitted a memorandum demanding motion towards Banerjee and her social gathering.

After the assembly, Naqvi stated 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 solid their votes en-bloc to her social gathering. “She has not solely violated the necessities of the Mannequin Code of Conduct by making such remarks however that is additionally a felony violation of the Illustration of Folks Act, 1951. The ballot panel ought to provoke motion towards Mamata Banerjee and her social gathering for this violation,” Naqvi stated.

Lashing out at Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stated the TMC supremo’s enchantment to Muslims displays fears that minority votes are slipping out of her arms. Modi additionally identified {that a} related enchantment to Hindus by his social gathering would have drawn the wrath of the media and the Election Fee.

Asserting that Banerjee has issues with folks sporting a ’tilak’ and sporting saffron, Modi stated her offended reactions point out that she has already misplaced the elections. “Didi just lately requested all Muslims to vote en bloc for her. It exhibits that the Muslim vote financial institution is slipping out of her arms. Had we stated the identical factor that each one Hindus ought to unite, all people would have criticised us. The EC would have despatched us notices. We might have been censured,” Modi stated.

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