Election Commission issues notice to Mamata Banerjee over minority vote appeal

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Kolkata: The Election Commission connected Wednesday (April 7) issued a announcement to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee implicit her remarks calling for consolidation of number votes.

The Commission said that it has recovered her code violating the provisions of the Representation of the People Act and the exemplary codification of conduct.

The EC announcement stated that Banerjee made an entreaty to voters on communal lines portion campaigning successful Hooghly.

Without naming Indian Secular Front’s Abbas Siddiqui astatine a rally successful Hooghly’s Tarakeswar, Banerjee had said, “I americium requesting my number brothers and sisters with folded hands, don’t disagreement the number votes aft listening to the devil (Shaitaan) who had taken wealth from the BJP.”

The EC has asked Banerjee to respond to the announcement wrong the adjacent 48 hours, failing which it volition instrumentality a determination without further notation to her.

Banerjee had a run-in with the Commission earlier erstwhile she alleged canvass rigging during the 2nd signifier of the assembly elections.

She had besides dialed Governor Jagdeep Dhankar from Nandigram, alleging that determination is simply a implicit breakdown of instrumentality and order.

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

The missive by Umesh Sinha, Election Commission of India, referring to her hand-written missive citing alleged going-on astatine polling presumption No. 7 Boyal Maktab Primary School, Nandigram Assembly Constituency, said, the EC said that allegations made against Border Security Force (BSF) jawans deployed astatine polling stations successful Nandigram were "not correct".

Three phases of polling person completed successful the ongoing authorities elections. Five much phases are to beryllium held. The eighth oregon the past signifier of polling volition beryllium done connected April 29. Counting of votes volition beryllium done connected May 2.

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