Election Commission issues notice to Mamata Banerjee over minority vote appeal | India News

Kolkata: The Election Fee on Wednesday (April 7) issued a discover to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her remarks calling for consolidation of minority votes.

The Fee mentioned that it has discovered her speech violating the provisions of the Illustration of the Individuals Act and the mannequin code of conduct.

The EC discover said that Banerjee made an attraction to voters alongside communal strains whereas campaigning in Hooghly.

With out naming Indian Secular Entrance’s Abbas Siddiqui at a rally in Hooghly’s Tarakeswar, Banerjee had mentioned, “I’m requesting my minority brothers and sisters with folded fingers, don’t divide the minority votes after listening to the satan (Shaitaan) who had taken cash from the BJP.”

The EC has requested Banerjee to answer the discover inside the subsequent 48 hours, failing which it’ll take a choice with out additional reference to her.

Banerjee had a run-in with the Fee earlier when she alleged ballot rigging in the course of the second section of the meeting elections.

She had additionally dialed Governor Jagdeep Dhankar from Nandigram, alleging that there’s a full breakdown of regulation and order.

Responding to her allegation, Election Fee had written a point-by-point reply to the Chief Minister.

The letter by Umesh Sinha, Election Fee of India, referring to her hand-written letter citing alleged going-on at polling station No. 7 Boyal Maktab Major College, Nandigram Meeting Constituency, mentioned, the EC mentioned that allegations made in opposition to Border Safety Drive (BSF) jawans deployed at polling stations in Nandigram had been “not appropriate”.

Three phases of polling have accomplished within the ongoing state elections. 5 extra phases are to be held. The eighth or the final section of polling might be achieved on April 29. Counting of votes might be achieved on Might 2.

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