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West Bengal Election 2021: PM Modi’s Bangladesh visit violation of model code, TMC complaints to Election Commission

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress alleged in the complaint that no Prime Minister ever had "brazenly indulged in an unethical and undemocratic act and violated the model code of conduct by indirectly campaigning for his party from foreign soil".

March 31, 2021 / 08:35 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi meeting Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on March 27 (Image: Twitter/@narendramodi)

PM Narendra Modi meeting Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on March 27 (Image: Twitter/@narendramodi)

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has registered a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) flagging what it calls a violation of “democratic ethics” and the Model Code of Conduct by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his official visit to Bangladesh last week.

In its complaint (dated March 28) by TMC leader and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien addressed to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) , the West Bengal's ruling party has raised objections to PM Modi's programmes in Bangladesh on March 27, the second day of the visit.

The complaint said the party  had no objection to the PM's visit to Bangladesh for official purpose as “India played a critical role in the liberation of Bangladesh” and West Bengal “in particular made an immense contribution to the heroic struggle of our fellow Bengalis in (what was then) East Pakistan for freedom from the brutal regime in West Pakistan.”

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