EC serves notice to Babul Supriyo for ‘derogatory’ song against TMChttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/complaint-babul-supriyo-derogatory-song-tmc-ec-notice-5634385/

EC serves notice to Babul Supriyo for ‘derogatory’ song against TMC

The CD of the song too has been submitted along with the complaint to the commission. The EC has sought an explanation from Supriyo within 48 hours.

An FIR has been lodged against Babul Supriyo in Asansol South police station. (File)

The Election Commission has sent a notice to BJP MP Babul Supriyo for singing a song against which TMC has submitted a complaint. As per sources, the commission has received a complaint on behalf of TMC from an advocate. The CD of the song too has been submitted along with the complaint to the commission. The EC has sought an explanation from Supriyo within 48 hours.

“Without any certification from Commission, the song has been advertised on portal and internet which violated the code of conduct,” a senior official of Election Commission told The Indian Express. As per officials, the Media Certification Monitoring Committee Chairman Sanjay Basu recommended it to CEO after which a notice was sent to Supriyo.

As per sources, an FIR has been lodged against Babul Supriyo in Asansol South police station.

The complaint has been filed by Gourav Gupta, secretary of the Paschim Bardhaman Students Library Coordination Committee.

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“The song is derogatory in nature and is a personal attack to damage the reputation of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,” said a source in TMC. The song was released a few days ago.

“Phutbe ebar Padma phool, Bangla Chado Trinamool (The lotus will bloom this time, TMC leave Bengal). Ey Trinamool er na. Didi pore Hawaii Choti, Bhaiyera sobai cotipati (Didi wears Hawaii chappal while her brothers are crorepati),” says the song.

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