EC can serve 10 notices: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams poll body

 EC can serve 10 notices: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams poll body

WB CM Mamata Banerjee

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West Bengal CM lashed out at the Election commission after it served a notice to her for violating the model code of conduct

KOLKATA

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Thursday, lashed out at the Election commission after it served a notice to her for violating the model code of conduct, after she allegedly urged the Muslim community to vote en block for the TMC. Banerjee said that the EC can issue ’10 notices’, but added that she will ‘speak against any division of Hindu and Muslim votes’.

“You (EC) can issue 10 show-cause notices to me but my reply will be the same. I will always speak against any division of Hindu and Muslim votes,” Banerjee said.

“Why is that no complaint has been filed against Narendra Modi, who talks about Hindu and Muslim (vote-banks) every day? How many complaints have been lodged against those who had uttered the word ‘mini Pakistan’ during the Nandigram campaigns? Everyone has his or her own style of speaking, own rhetoric. Keep mocking me as many times as you want. But if you cross the Lakshman rekha, it will only be a reflection of your personality,” she further said.

CRPF has been working at the behest of Home Minister Amit Shah: Mamata
Reiterating the allegations she has been levelling against the central forces, Banerjee said that the CRPF has been working at the behest of Home Minister Amit Shah. Previously, she had alleged that the CRPF personnel were ‘harassing’ voters of West Bengal and urged people to ‘gherao’ the personnel.

The BJP had, in response, claimed that the West Bengal Chief Minister’s remarks against the CRPF are an indication of the fact that she has accepted defeat. BJP president JP Nadda, who held a roadshow in Alipurduar on Thursday said, “Mamata Banerjee has accepted her defeat. Such statements coming from a person who holds a responsible office such as the Chief Minister’s Office shows that she has accepted the defeat.”

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