Election Commission today directs police to register FIR against Babul Supriyo, Union Minister & BJP candidate from Asansol LS seat, for allegedly trespassing into booth number 199 and threatening a polling agent and an officer.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission on Monday issued notice to Union Minister Giriraj Singh for violating the Model Code of Conduct and Supreme Court order with his controversial `grave’ remark. The poll panel has expressed objection over Singh’s speech on April 24 in GD College, Begusarai.
“Those who cannot say Vande Mataram or cannot worship the motherland, the nation will never forgive them. My ancestors died at the Simaria ghat and no grave was built for them but you (Muslims) need three hand spans of space,” the BJP leader had said in Hindi. The EC has asked the BJP leader to file his reply within 24 hours.
On the otherhand, the Trinamool Congress approached the Election Commission alleging that the central forces deployed in West Bengal have created a “reign of terror” in the minds of voters and acted in a manner which is not conducive to free and fair elections. TMC leaders Shanta Chhetri and Chandan Mitra submitted two letters to the EC – one alleging illegal action taken by the forces as well as a violation of the model code of conduct by BJP candidates and the second related to firing by Central Forces personnel inside polling booths in Dubraipur and Birbhum Parliamentary constituency.