The audio war between BJP and TMC in West Bengal surfaced on Saturday. First the BJP released an audio claiming that a worker of his party in Nandigram was invited by Trinamool Congress chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to return to the party. He also appealed for cooperation in Nandigram elections.
Later in the evening, the TMC also retaliated by releasing an audio of BJP leaders Mukul Roy and Shishir Bajoria, alleging connivance with the Election Commission.
The Trinamool has alleged that BJP leader Mukul Roy could be heard allegedly talking to party leader Shishir Bajoria on how to influence the Election Commission.
According to ‘India Today‘ report, the audio contains a number of issues, besides an insistence on polling agents or booth agents of political parties. It is worth to mention that the booth agent of a political party sits inside the polling booth on the day of polling and is normally a resident of that booth area.
In that audio, Mukul Roy reportedly says that the Election Commission should be requested to pass an administrative order allowing any voter of Bengal to be a booth agent at any booth in the state. Roy can be heard allegedly saying that ‘if we don’t do this, the BJP will not field agents at many booths’.
TMC released audio
Let us tell you that last week, the Election Commission has passed an order allowing the voters of Bengal to become booth agents anywhere in the state. Ever since this order, the Trinamool has been demanding that this order be withdrawn.
Following these allegations of Trinamool, the Election Commission may once again raise questions. Recently, the Election Commission has been accused of bias. The election was announced in eight phases in West Bengal, even when the Trinamool questioned it. Mamta Banerjee had alleged that the decision to hold elections for so long and in so many stages was taken so that a particular party would benefit.
Now, with the release of this audio clip by Trinamool and blaming it, questions will be raised on the Election Commission.