The Trinamool Congress on Monday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission taking exception to some comments made by Left Front chairman Biman Bose during an election meeting at Nandakumar in support of CPI(M) candidate Lakshman Seth.
Alleging Bose had hurt sentiments by his comments that Trinamool had “divorced BJP after courtship and then fell for the Congress”, TC’s East Midnapore Zilla Parishad Saha-Sabhadhipati Mahmood Hussein alleged that Bose had also said the Congress was now tugged by the ‘saree´ of the TC.
Terming Bose’s reported comments that “TC was prone to break up household by ending alliance with a party” and initiating ties with another, Hussein alleged such usage of terms are disrespectful for an opposition party.
“We have hence moved the district returning officer Chhoten Lama complaining against these comments", Hussein said.
Lama, district magistrate-cum-returning officer, confirmed having received the complaint but refused to elaborate.
The CPI(M) district leadership said Bose had merely mounted attack on Trinamool Congress’ policies in an election speech in East Midnapore district and there was nothing objectionable in it which may violate the poll code.