Election speeches by Modi, Mamata under EC scanner, Molla censured

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2016 13:50 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally for election campaign at Asansol, West Bengal, on Thursday april 07, 2016. (Ashok Nath Dey / HT Photo )

Election Commission is examining speeches by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee made this this week in poll rallies in Asansol for any model code of conduct violation even as it censured Trinamool candidate Abdur Razzak Molla for his remarks.

“CDs of their (Modi and Banerjee) election rallies have been sent to the Election Commission of India in Delhi. Our media certification and monitoring committee have video footage of their speeches,” an official of the Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal, said.

He said the Delhi EC team will examine if there were any violations.

In a poll rally on Thursday, Modi had alleged that TMC stood for “terror, maut (death) and corruption” after which the party had raised objections with the poll watchdog.

However, the Commission did not provide any detail about Banerjee’s speeches.

The Commission has also censured former CPI(M) leader Abdur Razzak Molla who is contesting election from Bhangar seat.

“He had made certain utterances after which he was showcaused as per the Election Commission’s direction. His explanation was not satisfactory and he has been censured by the Commission,” additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar said.

Regarding a complaint against CPI(M) MP Mhd Salim, he said a CD of his speech has also been sent to the commission in Delhi.

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