EC Slaps Notice On CM Mamata For ‘Demanding Votes On Communal Ground’, Seeks Reply In 48 Hrs

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CM Mamata Gets EC Notice: The Election Commission 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 Party (BJP) members met the ballot officers in search of motion over the matter. The saffron occasion alleged that Mamata Banerjee in her speech promoted enmity between Hindus and Muslims. 

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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 break up their votes amongst completely different political events. 

She had requested Muslims to not take heed to Indian Secular Front’s (ISF) Abbas Siddiqui and AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi through 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 recently asked all Muslims to vote en bloc for her. It shows that the Muslim vote bank is slipping out of her hands. Had we said the same thing that all Hindus should unite, everybody would have criticised us. The EC would have sent us notices. We would have been censured,” Prime Minister Modi stated whereas addressing an election rally Cooch Behar.

CM Mamata Banerjee and TMC’s response to the Election Commission is now awaited.

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