Bengal Elections 2021: TMC writes to Chief Electoral Officer over Mamata’s leaked audiotape

In the audio clip, Mamata Banerjee can be heard telling the TMC candidate of Sitalkuchi to hold rallies with bodies of the four persons killed in CISF firing during polling on April 10.

On Saturday, April 17, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) writes to Chief Electoral Officier of West Bengal regarding “recording of phone conversation between CM Mamata Banerjee and Partha Pratim Ray.”

In a letter written to CEO West Bengal, TMC writes an audiotape of a telephonic conversation purportedly between Smt. Mamata Banerjee and Partha Pratim Ray was released and played by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at their office during press conference on 16.04.2021 in the presence of BJP IT cell in charge Amit Malviya and MP Locket Chatterjee.

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TMC alleges of not only illegally recording but also playing it at the press conference out of context, which is clear violation of Indian Telegraph Act,1885, IT act,2000, Indian Penal Code, 1860 and Indian Constitution.

TMC also requests for necessary steps to be taken for prosecution under criminal law. TMC urges Election Commission to urgently look into the matter, enquire and take necessary decision against the perpetrators forthwith.

Recently posted audio clip featured West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee telling the Trinamool Congress (TMC) nominee of Sitalkuchi to hold rallies with bodies of the four persons killed in CISF firing during polling on April 10.

The storm of allegations and release of Mamata Banerjee’s audio clip comes after four TMC leaders were killed as central forces opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals, who “attempted to snatch their rifles”, near a booth in Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district during the fourth phase of polling.

The firing at Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders in Cooch Behar sparked tensions in West Bengal leading to political outbursts across the entire state. While the TMC has described the killings as a “genocide,” the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) whose troopers opened fire, reportedly said that its Quick Reaction Team (QRT) was surrounded by an “armed mob,” forcing it to open fire in self-defence.