Tribune News Service
New Delhi, April 7
The Election Commission on Wednesday issued notice to West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee for interesting to Muslims within the state that “their votes should not be divided”, which the ballot panel claimed prima facie appeared to be in violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
She has 48 hours to clarify her stand to the election watchdog.
The improvement comes only a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out on the TMC chief claiming her feedback point out that the Muslim vote financial institution is slipping from the TMC’s grasp.
“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,” the Prime Minister had stated whereas addressing an election rally in Bengal on Tuesday.
The BJP had on Monday approached the EC searching for motion in opposition to Banerjee, alleging she had violated the Representation of the People’s Act by asking Muslims to come collectively and vote for her social gathering within the state Assembly polls.
During an election rally in Hooghly on April 3, the TMC chief had urged Muslim voters to vote en bloc for her social gathering.