CM Mamata Will get EC Discover: The Election Fee has despatched a discover to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over alleged violation of the mannequin code in a speech the place she urged Muslims to unite and vote for Trinamool Congress (TMC).
The ballot panel has requested the Chief Minister to reply in 48 hours. The discover in opposition to CM Mamata comes after Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) members met the ballot officers searching for motion over the matter. The saffron get together alleged that Mamata Banerjee in her speech promoted enmity between Hindus and Muslims.
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, BJP nationwide secretary Sunil Deodhar, senior chief G.V.L. Narasimha Rao and others had met the ballot panel and submitted a memorandum which said that Mamata Banerjee in an election assembly at Tarkeshwar on April 3 had appealed to Muslim voters, asking them to not cut up their votes amongst totally different political events.
She had requested Muslims to not hearken to Indian Secular Entrance’s (ISF) Abbas Siddiqui and AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi throughout the Tarkeshwar rally. She additionally alarmed the minority voters, saying that if the BJP got here to energy in Bengal, they’d be in grave hazard.
BJP, within the memorandum to the EC, additionally emphasised that her enchantment was extremely divisive and communal in nature, stating that she cited faith to make Muslims vote for the TMC solely.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had additionally attacked CM Mamata Banerjee over her remarks.
“Didi just lately requested all Muslims to vote en bloc for her. It reveals that the Muslim vote financial institution is slipping out of her palms. Had we mentioned the identical factor that each one Hindus ought to unite, all people would have criticised us. The EC would have despatched us notices. We’d have been censured,” Prime Minister Modi mentioned whereas addressing an election rally Cooch Behar.
CM Mamata Banerjee and TMC’s response to the Election Fee is now awaited.