EC responds to TMC’s letter over Nandigram incident, calls it ‘full of insinuations’
Election Commission of India said it was unfortunate that the letter was “full of insinuations and averments.
Responding to the letter sent by Trinamool Congress over the Nandigram incident in which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured yesterday, the Election Commission of India said it was unfortunate that the letter was “full of insinuations and averments”, news agency ANI reported.
Banerjee had claimed she was attacked by a group of “four or five people” outside a temple in Nandigram, hours after she filed her nomination papers from the constituency for the upcoming Assembly elections. Sources said the Election Commission has sought a report from West Bengal Chief Secretary Allapan Bandyopadhyay, its general observer Ajay Naik and special police observer Vivek Dubey on the incident by 5 pm Friday.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Trinamool Congress leaders will meet the Election Commission in New Delhi on Friday over the alleged attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram, news agency PTI reported. At least six party MPs are likely to join the meeting.
Complying with the Election Commission’s orders, the Health Ministry will mask pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on vaccine certificates in poll-bound states. Earlier this month the EC had asked the Union Government to stop using Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture on Covid-19 vaccination certificates in states headed to Assembly elections, following a complaint by the Trinamool Congress.