People of Bengal will showcause you on May 19: Mamata Banerjee to EC on poll code notice

Amid ongoing polling in West Bengal for Assembly polls, Election Commission on Thursday issued showcause notice to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for violation of Model Code of Conduct during her rally in Asansol.

People of Bengal will showcause you on May 19: Mamata Banerjee to EC on poll code notice

New Delhi: Amid ongoing polling in West Bengal for Assembly polls, Election Commission on Thursday issued showcause notice to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for violation of Model Code of Conduct during her rally in Asansol.

“Showcause was issued after it was brought to knowledge of EC that some promise was made for creation of Asansol district. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi

Retorting to the notice, Trinamool Congress supremo said, “Election Commission has showcaused me on Bengali New Year today, people will showcause them on May 19.”

"I don't regret what I said, will say it thousand times," she added.

Voting for the second part of the first phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal and for the second and final phase in Assam was held on Monday amid stringent security arrangements.

This comes three days after the Election Commission directed the authorities in Assam to lodge an FIR against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. 

(With Agency inputs)

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