Election Commission examining Mamata Banerjee's outburst against showcause notice

Kolkata: Taking cognisance of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's outburst against the Election Commission for slapping a showcause notice against her, the poll panel has decided to examine her comments made in public meetings across the state.

"She has given her reaction in different public meetings ever since she was showcaused. We are sending the CDs of those meetings to the Election Commission," Additional Chief Electoral Officer Dibyendu Sarkar said.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. PTI

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. PTI

The Election Commission had on Thursday showcaused Banerjee for violating the model code of conduct.

Immediately after hearing the news, an unperturbed chief minister had dared the commission to take steps against her and said that people of the state would showcause them on May 19, the day of the election result.

Meanwhile, the EC is exploring what legal options can be taken against Trinamool leader Anubrata Mandal who has been censured once and showcaused multiple times for violation of model code of conduct.

"Legal options are being explored. Once a decision is taken, instructions will be issued to the district officials for implementation," Sarkar said.

The Chief Election Commissioner had on Thursday said they were taking urgent legal action against Mandal following complaints from different political parties.

Updated Date: Apr 15, 2016 22:17 PM

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