West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dared the Election Commission for its showcause notice on her alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
“Election Commission has actually showcaused me on Bengali Brand-new Year today, people will certainly showcause them on May 19,” Mamata said, referring to the day state assembly votes will certainly be counted.
The chief minister had promised to make Asansol into a separate district.
“It has actually been brought to our notice that she made a promise of creation of Asansol district and likewise made certain other utterances, for which the showcause has actually been issued,” Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi told the media.
The full bench of the Election Commission of India held day-long meetings along with police and administration officials and likewise met delegations from various political parties ahead of the third phase of the state assembly polls scheduled for April 17.
Earlier today, Mamata charged the principal opposition parties in the state along with only lodging complaints versus her and said that a political vendetta was on versus a “particular party”.
“From morning to night, the Congress, CPM and BJP leaders are lodging complaints versus me. I will certainly seek answer inch by inch. It is my fundamental right. I don’t need a certificate from them. I only need certificate from people. The people will certainly given them a befitting reply through ballots,” she told election meetings in Birbhum district.
In an apparent reference to the EC, she said, “City police commissioner was removed, a large number of OCs were changed. It is being done at the behest of the Congress, CPI-M and BJP”.
“A political vendetta is on versus a particular party,” she said.