Kolkata, March 29BJP has reached the Election Commission over the alleged video of TMC MLA Narendra Nath Chakraborty threatening not to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party. West Bengal BJP chief Sukant Majumdar has reached the capital Delhi and met the Chief Election Commissioner along with other party leaders and demanded action against him.
West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar after meeting the Chief Election Commissioner said that TMC MLA Narendra Nath Chakraborty is openly saying in the viral video that if people vote in favor of BJP in the by-election in Asansol, it will not go well with them. MLA Narendra Nath Chakraborty is directly threatening the voters which is a serious matter. There is a direct danger. We have met the Chief Election Commissioner regarding this matter. He has listened to us and assured to take action against the TMC MLA.
what is the matter
A video of TMC MLA from Pandaveshwar seat Naren Chakraborty is going viral. In which he is asking BJP supporters not to vote. They are saying that if you don’t vote for BJP, it will be easy to do job or business in the state and TMC will support them. BJP is attacking TMC for this.
By-elections on two seats
By-elections are being held in two seats in West Bengal, one is the Asansol Lok Sabha seat and the other is the Ballygunge assembly seat. Voting for both the seats is to be held on April 12. The Asansol Lok Sabha seat fell vacant after the resignation of Babul Supriyo. At the same time, Subrata Mukherjee, MLA from Ballygunge assembly seat, died of a heart attack in November last year. TMC has fielded Babul Supriyo from Ballygunge assembly seat and Shatrughan Sinha in Asansol. After voting on April 12, the results of both the seats will be announced on April 16.
Story first published: Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 18:55 [IST]