Kolkata: Ruling Left Front Chairman Biman
Bose On Sunday accused the Election Commission of being more
active against the CPI(M) when it came to detecting alleged
violations of model code of conduct than in case of opposition
"The model code of conduct of the Election Commission
is more and more being used against us", Bose told reporters
here after releasing the list of the front candidates for the
ensuing state assembly polls.
The comments of Bose, who is also the CPI(M) state
Secretary, came in the backdrop of complaints against several
West Bengal ministers having breached the model code of
CPI(M) had alleged that Trinamool Congress was not
following the rules and demanded the EC take action against
"Trinamool Congress has not yet removed party cut-outs
from government offices and the party-run Kolkata Municipal
Corporation violating the model code of conduct while we have
done so (removal)", Bose said.
Claiming a red flag was removed from a place in
South 24 Parganas district recently, Bose said "I want to know
who has given the right to EC to remove red flag."
"The Trinamool is allergic to red flag and now it
appears that EC is dancing to the tunes of Trinamool," he
Bose`s ire against the EC came close on the heels of
the commission seeking a report on charges of violation of
model code against CPI(M) leader and West Bengal Finance
Minister Asim Dasgupta.
Besides, there were complaints of flouting model code
against several other state ministers.