08 Apr. 04:
The ruling CPI(M) party promotes itself `one of the few
secular political parties of the country'. A wall writing in
support of the CPI(M) candidate for coming election depicts a
complete different scenario. The wall poster written by the
comrades of Ukhrid under Khandaghosh PS area, has created a
controversy in the district politics. The Trinamool Congress &
the oppositions are planning to bring the matter in the notice of
the Election Commission of the country. They feel that, CPIM is
trying to abolish harmony in the area by such communal
campaigning, which also violets the model code of conduct laid by
the election commission.
The District Magistrate, Subrato Gupta said, "no political
party is allowed or permitted to use communal sentiments which can
destroy harmony in the area as a part of their election campaign.
Obviously such thing violates the model code of conduct of the
Election Commission. Administration on behalf of the election
commission, will take strong action in this matter."
Ukhrid which falls under the Burdwan parliamentary constituency
and Khandaghosh assembly area, will host both the parliamentary
and assembly by-elections next month. The wall writing in support
of CPIM candidates, Nikhilananda Sar & Prasanta Maji urges to
voters `Gujrat ganahattar protishodh nin' (take revenge of
the `Gujrat mass killing'). Among the seven points, they have
highlighted the Gujrat related matters to fight against the
BJP-TMC alliance candidate.
The TMC district organistional secretary, Chandranath Mukherjee
said, "the CPIM is trying to create communal tension in the
area. Such activity violates the model code of conduct (General
conduct (i) & (iii)). We will bring this matter into the
notice by written complaint to the Chief Electoral Officer, WB and
the District Magistrate, Burdwan."
"We are a party of discipline & ethics. We don't provoke
but hate communal parties & ethics. We cannot write such
poster, I think some other unknown person have done this to humiliate
the image of the party before the election." explained Amal
Halder, the District Secretary of the CPI(M).