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Election Commission issues showcause notice to Mamata

The Election Commission today issued showcause notice to Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee for violating the model code of conduct, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said.

Election Commission issues showcause notice to Mamata
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee


"The Commission has issued a showcause notice to her," the CEC told at a press conference.

"It was brought to our knowledge that she made the promise of creation of a new district of Asansol after which a detailed showcause notice was sent to her," he said.

"She also made some other utterances which violated the model code of conduct," he said.

"Upon receiving reply from Banerjee, the future course of action will be decided," he said.

An unfazed Banerjee, however, dared the Commission and said, "Do whatever you like".

"I heard that Election Commission has showcaused me. What I have said I will say it again, I will say it thousand times. I will say it a lakh times. Do whatever you like. If anyone spread canards against me I will seek answers," she said during an election meeting in Birbhum district.

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