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BJP leader apologises for remarks on TMC supremo, show-caused

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KOLKATA, March 27: Senior BJP leader Dilip Ghosh apologised on Wednesday for his contentious re-marks on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while the Election Commission issued him a show-cause notice for the comments.
The apology followed hours after the BJP sought clarification from Ghosh, who was captured on video mocking the Trinamool Congress supremo’s family background.
Later in the day, the EC issued a show-cause notice, prompted by a complaint from the TMC, asking the Lok Sabha candidate, to respond by March 29.
According to the English translation of Ghosh’s remark, as provided by the EC in its notice, he had said: “When Didi goes to Goa, she becomes Goa’s daughter, in Tripura, she says I am Tripura’s daughter, decide who is your father, this is not right.”
The EC deemed the comment offensive, insulting, and prima facie a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and the commission’s earlier advisory.
The poll authority reminded the Lok Sabha MP of the provision of the MCC which states that criticism of other political parties, when made, shall be confined to their policies and programme, past record and work. (PTI)

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