Controversy erupted on Friday after the BJP released an alleged audio clip in which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was heard recounting the Trinamool Congress candidate from CITU along with the dead bodies of four people killed in the CISF shootout during the April 10 polling. has gone. The TMC described the audio clip released on the eve of the fifth phase of the election as “fake”, claiming that such conversations never take place.
Releasing excerpts from a telephonic conversation between Banerjee and Partha Pratim Ray, TMC candidate for Sitalakuchi seat, BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya claimed that “the chief minister is trying to incite a riot by asking his party leaders to hold rallies with the bodies” trying.” “.
“She is asking her party candidate to frame the case in such a way so that the Superintendent of Police (Cooch Behar) and other central forces personnel can be implicated. Is it expected from a chief minister? She is in for minority votes. Trying to create a sense of fear, ”he said.
Malviya said that the BJP has decided to transfer the Election Commission through audio clips. Targeting the Chief Minister, he alleged that all efforts are being made to ensure that free and fair elections do not take place in Bengal. “This is a gross violation of political morality and BJP will approach the Election Commission demanding strict action against the Chief Minister of Bengal,” he said.
BJP MP and Assembly candidate from Hooghly, Lockett Chatterjee said, “It is shocking to see a woman like this and play dirty politics … Didi does not shy away from doing politics of the dead.”
BJP National President JP Nadda said, “TMC reflects the different culture of feasting on death for political political gains. TMC should be ashamed of itself. “
During the fourth phase of voting, four people were killed after they were allegedly set on fire by central forces following an attack by locals near a booth in Sitalakuchi in Coochbehar district.
In the alleged audio clip, Banerjee is heard instructing Ray to keep calm until the polling is over. “Do not panic. You should arrange to organize a rally with the bodies the next day. And also consult a lawyer and lodge a police complaint so that neither SP nor IC can escape, ”she is heard saying.
TMC’s Sitalakuchi candidate termed the audio clip as “fake”. “This kind of conversation never happened. This audio clip is completely fake. BJP is trying to confuse people before the fifth phase of voting.
TMC MP Sukhendu Shekhar Roy dismissed the allegations as a lie lied in Bengal by Home Minister Amit Shah. “The BJP runs a factory to manufacture lies. He has only lied in our state … all he (Shah) can do is tap the phone. “
TMC leader Derek O’Brien attacked the “audio tape factory” of the saffron party and accused the BJP of not understanding the language. “I do not want to give any importance to Audio Tape Factory. Those who are releasing it do not understand the language themselves, ”he said.
Earlier, Banerjee termed the firing by the central forces a massacre and termed it as a conspiracy by the Union Home Minister. Four of the eight phase assembly elections in the state have been completed and the remaining four are to be held from April 17 to 29.