CPI-M seeks EC action against Trinamool for code violation

CPI-M Tuesday alleged that Trinamool Congress has violated the model code of conduct by displaying photographs of its chief Mamata Banerjee in railway premises in poll-bound West Bengal.

Last Updated: Mar 22, 2011, 15:25 PM IST

Kolkata: CPI-M Tuesday alleged that Trinamool
Congress has violated the model code of conduct by displaying
photographs of its chief Mamata Banerjee in railway premises
in poll-bound West Bengal and demanded appropriate steps by
the Election Commission.

"This is a glaring example of the use of government
property and power for the purpose of election campaign,"
CPI-M state secretary Biman Bose said in a communication to
the Chief Election Commissioner.

Bose alleged that pictures of the Railway Minister were
still being displayed in Eastern and SouthEastern railway
headquarters at Fairlie Place and Garden Reach.

"Moreover, in most of the office rooms of the railway
department, calendars of 2011 containing photographs of the
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, printed and published by
Railwaymen`s Congress, are still on display till date.

"Some posters with election symbol are stuck on the
office walls of the Railway," the CPI-M leader said, alleging
that some AITC flags were still being hoisted in most of the
railway stations of the state.

The CPI-M leader alleged that no action had yet been
taken by the Railway authority or by the Election Commission
even 20 days after the announcement of Assembly election.

A copy of the communication was sent to the state`s
chief electoral officer.

West Bengal will go for a six-phase poll, starting April
18.

PTI