Suvendu’s complaint to EC against Didi for hiding facts may boomerang on him

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Suvendu’s complaint to EC against Didi for hiding facts may boomerang on him

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 | PNS | Kolkata

A complaint regarding suppression of facts lodged by BJP’s Nandigram candidate Suvendu Adhikari against Mamata Banerjee is threatening to boomerang on him. Adhikari had lodged a complaint with the EC saying Mamata had suppressed facts — while filing her nomination — that she had six cases pending against her name.

Adhikari's election agent Meghnad Paul named "Mamata Banerjee" in a disproportionate Assets case. However, the CBI sources said that the name was indeed the same but it was a different Mamata Banerjee --- the wife of a Group D staff of the central Government working in Asansol area.

The fate of other five cases allegedly filed against the same name by the Assam police is not known as yet, sources said.

Adhikari had on Monday furnished a list of six cases and demanded the cancellation of the nomination of the Chief Minister who is contesting against him from Nandigram in East Midnapore district.

Speaking to the newsmen, Adhikari had earlier said, "She hid facts and suppressed police cases against her while filing her nominations from Nandigram. I have informed the Election Commission and demanded that actions should be taken as per law."

The EC had earlier issued a notification referring to a Supreme Court order asking the candidates to not only mention the cases pending against them through an affidavit but also publish them in newspapers and media channels, BJP State vice president JP Majumdar said adding the "Chief Minister should explain the lapses done on her part."

However, TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said "the Chief Minister will give appropriate reply as and when she gets a notice from the Commission."


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