Trianmool nominee accused of hate remarks

April 26th, 2009 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission over alleged hate remarks made by a Trinamool Congress candidate against West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.
CPI-M politburo member Sitaram Yechury said: “We have brought to the notice of the commission one of the interviews given by Kalyan Bandopadhyay, a candidate of Trinamool Congress, during which he made wild and improper allegations against Buddhadeb.”

Yechury said the statement aired by a private television channel was on record.

“We hope the EC will not only take cognizance of our complaint, but also take action against the candidate.”

Despite repeated attempts, Bandopadhyay - contesting from the Sreerampore Lok Sabha constituency - could not be contacted.

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