‘Will complain to EC’: Mamata accuses PM Modi of ‘vote marketing’ in Bangladesh
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of violating the Election Commission of India’s model code of conduct by addressing people in Bangladesh, where he is on a two-day visit, saying people in her state and Assam are still voting for the assembly elections.
Phase one of polling in West Bengal and Assam is being held on Saturday. In this phase, in West Bengal, more than 73 lakh voters will decide the fate of 191 candidates across 30 assembly segments — nine in Purulia, four in Bankura, four in Jhargram, six in Paschim Medinipur, and seven in Purba Medinipur.
CM Banerjee also spoke about Bangladeshi actor Ghazi Abdul Noor who attended a rally organised by her Trinamool Congress in 2019 and was served a ‘Leave India’ notice for allegedly campaigning for the party in violation of the poll code. “In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, when a Bangladeshi actor attended our rally, the BJP spoke to the Bangladesh government and cancelled his visa. When polls are underway here, you [PM] go to Bangladesh to seek votes from one section of people, why shouldn’t your visa be cancelled? We will complain to EC,” she said.