Election Commission issues notice to Mamata Banerjee for appealing to Muslims to vote for Trinamool Congress

West Bengal Assembly Elections

Trinamool Congress President and State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi – The Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to  Trinamool Congress President and State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The CM had appealed to the state’s Muslims to vote in a united manner for the Trinamool Congress while campaigning for the West Bengal Assembly elections. Mamata Banerjee has been directed to explain her remarks within 48 hours of receipt of the notice. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also criticised the appeal made by Mamata Banerjee. “Had we said the same thing that all Hindus should unite and vote for BJP, everybody would have criticised us. The EC would have sent us notices”, PM Modi said while addressing an election rally