Lok Sabha Elections 2024: ECI issues show cause notices to BJP's Dilip Ghosh, Congress' Supriya Shrinate over derogatory remarks

The poll panel ordered a response by 5 p.m. on March 29 after declaring that the recent statements made by both leaders violated the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

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Following remarks made by BJP MP Dilip Ghosh and Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the BJP's Lok Sabha nominee Kangana Ranaut, respectively, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued show-cause notices to both parties. Their comments were deemed "undignified and in terrible taste" by the survey panel.

TMC and BJP's tussle!

The Trinamool Congress and the BJP both filed objections about the respective leaders' statements, which prompted the poll body to take action. Leaders are asked by the EC to reply by March 29. The Commission went on to say that the two statements appeared to be in violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and its recommendation to political parties to conduct themselves with dignity while campaigning. The show-cause notices have been sent to the two, and they have until March 29th evening to respond.

Dilip Ghosh's taunt on Didi started the debate 

Dilip Ghosh's taunt of Mamata Banerjee: "who is your father?" In an alleged video tape, Dilip Ghosh, the former head of the West Bengal BJP and candidate for the Bardhaman-Durgapur Lok Sabha constituency, made fun of Mamata Banerjee, the leader of the Trinamool Congress, and her family history.

The BJP MP went on to make a remark that when Didi went to Goa, she became Goa's daughter and tripura visa versa. He then made the controversial remark of asking her to decide who's her father first. The former West Bengal BJP president mocked the TMC's slogan of "Bangla Nijer Meye ke chai (Bengal wants its own daughter)". 

Congress's Supriya Shrinate speaks on Kangana Ranaut

Supriya Shrinate faced criticism when a divisive remark against Bollywood actor Ranaut—who has been nominated by the BJP to represent the Mandi Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh—was uploaded on social media by Congress lawmaker Shrinate's accounts.