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Election Commission: Will examine sting video

He said officials have been given 48 hours to remove all such poster or flags which are violating the MCC, failing which the commission would take serious action.

Chief Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi in Kolkata on Tuesday. Subham Dutta
Chief Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi in Kolkata on Tuesday. Subham Dutta

The Central Election Commission on Tuesday said it had received representations from political parties on the sting video purportedly showing TMC leaders accepting money to help a fictitious private firm and that the matter will be examined.

“The point was made by representatives of political parties and the matter will be examined. We can’t say anything immediately as we haven’t seen anything as of now. We will pass it on to the relevant authorities to get it examined before deciding to take any action in the matter,” Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti said.

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Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, who was also present, said, “This will be passed on to appropriate authorities for now.” He added the commission has received several complaints from different political parties regarding flouting of model code of conduct (MCC) in the state, and particularly found the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in violation of it. “We had received complaints regarding putting up of party flags, hoardings and pictures on government buildings, flyovers and public vehicles. We have directed officials to ensure strict compliance of MCC without any discrimination,” the CEC said.

He said officials have been given 48 hours to remove all such poster or flags which are violating the MCC, failing which the commission would take serious action.