The BJP on Thursday complained to the Election Commission (EC) alleging that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee violated Covid norms set by the EC while campaigning for the Bhabanipur by-poll.
Ms Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, is contesting from Bhabanipur where by-election will be held on September 30.
In a letter to the EC, Sajal Ghosh, the chief election agent of BJP candidate for the constituency, Priyanka Tibrewal, claimed that Ms Banerjee, during a visit to a Gurudwara on Wednesday, was accompanied by a large number of supporters in violation of norms.
“On September 15, the TMC candidate violated the Covid guidelines and Model Code of Conduct while visiting the Bhawanipur Gurudwara,” Mr Ghosh said in his letter to the Returning Officer for the assembly segment.
Her supporters also violated Covid norms by not wearing masks and they did not use sanitiser, he claimed.
The TMC dubbed the allegations as “baseless and politically motivated”.