CPI(M) complains to EC against Mamata

The CPI(M) complained to the Election Commission that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had threatened the electorate during an election meeting here.

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2011, 21:16 PM IST

Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Monday complained to
the Election Commission that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee had threatened the electorate during an election
meeting here yesterday.

In a letter to the Election signed by CPI(M) on behalf
of party state secretary Biman Bose, party state secretariat
member Benoy Konar quoted Banerjee as saying: "I know what
power they possess! In 1972-77, they were defeated and all of
them fled. Thereafter, they came back again hanging on to the
hands of Jayprakash Narayan; it is known how brave they are."
The letter also quotes Banerjee as saying: "don`t show
goondas to me. I will thrust such goondas inside. They don`t
know me. I have many goondas under my control. They must
not show me goonda power."
Claiming that these statements amounted to intimidation
of electors, Konar requested the EC to take immediate action
against Banerjee.

PTI

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