The BJP has raised objections against the nomination filed by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly not declaring the criminal cases pending against her in Assam.
The by-election for the Bhabanipur assembly constituency is slated for September 30.
Banerjee will contest the by-election as she lost from Nandigram during the recently held assembly polls.
The BJP has fielded Priyanka Tibrewal against Banerjee.
On Tuesday, Tibrewal’s chief election agent Sajal Ghosh lodged a complaint with the constituency’s returning officer alleging that Banerjee didn’t disclose at least five criminal proceedings pending against her, HT reported.
According to the complaint, five cases are pending against Banerjee in Assam police stations of Geeta Nagar, Pan Bazaar, Jagiroad, North Lakhimpur and Udharbond.
Officials of the Election Commission of India in Kolkata refused to comment on the issue, saying that the complaint hasn’t reached them yet.
However, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, who was pitted against Banerjee from Nandigram in the March-April assembly polls had raised the same allegations, referring to the same cases five months ago.
In a letter to the returning officer of Nandigram, the TMC turncoat had alleged that the chief minister did not declare the cases by Assam Police and the CBI in her nomination papers.
Courtesy – nenow.in