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EC to Act Against TMC Leader Anubrata Mandal Immediately

The Birbhum district president of TMC was found to making comments about a female BJP candidate. 

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West Bengal Chief Minister  Mamata Banerjee at a rally ahead of the upcoming  Assembly election in Kolkata (Photo: PTI)

The Election Commission (EC) is taking legal action against Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mandal, who has been censured once and show-caused multiple times for violation of the model code of conduct.

Barring one, all political parties have bought the alleged incident to our attention. The Commission is initiating urgent legal action against such a person.
Nasim Zaidi, Chief Election Commissioner

He, however, refused to divulge what legal action is being taken against Mandal.


Mandal, the Birbhum district president of TMC, was found making comments which violate the model code of conduct. He was censured by the EC on Tuesday for his remarks against a female BJP candidate, Locket Chatterjee and was asked to be careful in the future.

BJP leader Locket Chatterjee arrives at the office of EC to lodge a complaint against TMC leader, Anubrata Mandal. (Photo: IANS)
BJP leader Locket Chatterjee arrives at the office of EC to lodge a complaint against TMC leader, Anubrata Mandal. (Photo: IANS)

Zaidi brushed aside demands by some political parties for the removal of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Gupta.

Our CEO will do his level best to ensure that the elections are conducted in an appropriate manner. The Commission will not overlook any complaint in the discharge of poll-related duties by anyone and will not hesitate to take the most unpleasant action.
Nasim Zaidi, Chief Election Commissioner

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