EC Registers Twin FIRs Against Babul Supriyo

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Kolkata: Election Commission on Monday registered twin FIR against him for violating the Model Code of Conduct.

One FIR was registered against Supriyo for playing campaign song with objectionable lyrics despite being denied permission by the EC. A second FIR was registered by the poll panel after the BJP leader snatched away the camera of an EC official who was video recording his campaign rally.

In March, the EC had issued a show cause notice to Supriyo for violating the Model Code of Conduct. At that time, additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Basu said had said that the EC was closely monitoring the election campaign song of Babul Supriyo. The poll body swung into action after the TMC had registered a complaint against the song with us. Basu had then said that Supriyo had promoted the song without media certification in the electronic media, social sites.”