Defiant Mamata tells EC, ‘do whatever you like’

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Far from being upset over the show-cause notice by the Election Commission for allegedly violating the model code of conduct during her election rally in Asansol, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she did not regret whatever she said and would say that thousand times.

Chief Election Commissioner, Nasim Zaidi on Thursday said in Kolkata, “The Commission has issued a showcause notice to her.”

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Addressing an election rally here, Mamata said, “The Election Commission has issued a show-cause notice over what I had said, but I don’t regret and will say it thousand times. If somebody accuses me of theft, I will seek answer from him, because this is my democratic right.”

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Launching a tirade against the Election Commission, Banerjee said, “They want to transfer my police officers as well as me. But, if I am buried here, you will see me in Delhi. I am not scared and I stand by what I say. These people are dancing to the tunes of the BJP. It won’t work. I’ll fight back.”

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Zaidi had issued notice to Banerjee after receiving complaint that the latter had made the promise of creation of a new district of Asansol and also ‘made certain other utterances.”

(With inputs from PTI, ANI and Times of India)

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