Students' body accuses Supriyo of triggering communal tension
Kolkata: Babul Supriyo, the outgoing BJP MP from Asansol, has been accused of triggering communal tension by various means.
West Burdwan Students' Library Coordination Committee has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard. According to the complaint, Supriyo was trying to instigate communal tension by uploading some derogatory remarks on social media.
The organisation also alleged that Supriyo has been politicising an incident of violence that took place in West Burdwan's Barakar area during the recent Ram Navami programme.
The outgoing BJP MP was allegedly trying to gain political mileage over the issue, which can be considered as a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
Supriyo has also been making some communal remarks regarding Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, according to the complaint which was submitted to the Election Commission by the organisation. Supriyo is contesting in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections from Asansol.
The objectionable comments made by the BJP leader on a social media platform were mentioned in the complaint in detail. In his comment, Supriyo had alleged that Trinamool Congress had tried to stop the Ram Navami rally organised by BJP in the district.
A senior member of the committee alleged that Supriyo was trying to consolidate the votes in his favour by using religious sentiments, which is grossly unethical. A religious occasion like Ram Navami has been turned into an instrument to polarise the voters, by the BJP candidate of Asansol.
It may be mentioned here that the committee had lodged an FIR against Supriyo at the local police station, soon after he released the controversial theme song of BJP sung by him. The video went viral on social media. The complaint was also lodged at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in this regard and subsequently, the Commission banned the song.