An issue erupted on Friday after the BJP launched a purported audio clip by which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is heard telling the Trinamool Congress nominee of Sitalkuchi to carry rallies with our bodies of the 4 individuals killed in CISF firing throughout polling on April 10. The TMC described the audio clip as “bogus” claiming such a dialog by no means occurred.
The authenticity of the audio clip which was launched on the eve of the fifth part of the polls is but to beverified.
Releasing excerpts of the telephonic dialog between Banerjee and Partha Pratim Ray, the TMC candidate of the Sitalkuchi seat, the BJP’s IT Cell chief Amit Malviya claimed that the “chief minister is attempting to instigate riots by asking her social gathering leaders to take out rallies with our bodies”.
“She is heard asking her social gathering candidate to border the case in such a approach that each the superintendent of police (of Cooch Behar) and different central forces personnel may be framed. Is that this anticipated from a chief minister? She is attempting to instil a way of concern only for minority votes,” he mentioned.
4 individuals had been killed as central forces opened fireplace allegedly after coming beneath assault from locals, who “tried to grab their rifles”, close to a sales space in Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district through the fourth part of polling.
In keeping with BJP sources, the saffron social gathering has determined to maneuver the Election Fee over the audio clip. Within the purported audio clip, Banerjee is heard instructing Ray to maintain his cool until the polling is over.
“Don’t panic. It is best to make preparations for conducting a rally with the our bodies the following day. And likewise seek the advice of a lawyer and file a police grievance in order that neither the SP nor IC can escape,” she is heard saying.
The TMC’s Sitalkuchi candidate termed the audio clip as “bogus”. “Such a dialog by no means occurred. This audio clip is completely bogus. The BJP is simply attempting to confuse the individuals earlier than the fifth part of polling,” he mentioned.
TMC chief Derek O Brien attacked the saffron social gathering’s “audio tape manufacturing unit” and accused the BJP of not understanding the language. “I don’t need to give any significance to audio tape manufacturing unit. People who find themselves releasing this, they themselves don’t perceive the language,” he mentioned.
Earlier, Banerjee has described the firing as genocide by central forces and termed it as a conspiracy by Union House Minister Amit Shah. Out of the eight-phase meeting elections within the state, 4 phases have been accomplished and the remaining 4 are scheduled to be held between April 17 and 29.