EC Sends Notice to Mamata Banerjee for Asking Muslims to Vote En bloc for TMC, Seeks Clarification
The Election Commission has sent a notification to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claiming her new discourse was infringing upon the model set of accepted rules and has requested an answer in 48 hours. Taking cognisance of an objection recorded by BJP pioneer Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the survey board looked for explanation from Banerjee with respect to her April 3 discourse in Hooghly's Tarakeshwar where, while tending to a public assembly, she spoke to Muslim electors to 'not let their votes be part'.
Reacting to the EC notice, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra scrutinized the survey body's inaction over grumblings made by TMC. "Mamatadi gave notice by @ECISVEEP on @BJP's grumbling. Shouldn't something be said about TMC protests of 1. Video proof of BJP up-and-comer appropriating cash. 2. Money coupons dispersed to go to BJP meeting and vote. Courteous fellows – in any event keep up the sham of unbiasedness!" she tweeted.
The BJP on Monday moved toward the Election Commission looking for activity against Banerjee claiming that she has disregarded Representation of the People's Act by requesting that Muslims meet up and vote in favour of her gathering TMC in the state get together surveys. A BJP pioneers' appointment, including Naqvi, gathering's public secretary Sunil Deodhar, its chief GVL Narasimha Rao, met high ranking representatives of the survey board and presented a notice requesting activity against Banerjee and her gathering.