The Left Front has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by announcing "her party's programme from the state secretariat."
The Left Front delegation, led by CPI-M state Secretariat member Rabin Deb, met Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Jain, here on Saturday, and urged him to take action against Banerjee and her party leaders for violating the code of conduct.
"Banerjee and her party leaders have violated the electoral code of conduct. After the declaration of the elections by the Election Commission, she announced her party's programme from the state secretariat, Nabanna, on March 11. This is a violation of the model code of conduct," Deb told IANS.
"Hakim said central forces had been deployed for the elections only, but the state and city police would protect citizens round the year. This is a violation," Deb said.
Also, certain Trinamool leaders, like Anubrata Mondal, were "making intimidating comments" in public, the Left Front alleged.
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