The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged on Saturday that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee dialled one of its leaders in East Midnapore district to ask for his help in the ongoing assembly elections, even as the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) made light of the charge.
The BJP also released what it claimed to be an audio clip of a purported conversation between Banerjee and Pralay Pal, the BJP vice-president in the politically crucial East Midnapore.
The TMC’s counter was swift. It had two arguments: that there are doubts over the authenticity of the clip, and that even if Banerjee called Pal, a former TMC worker, she did nothing wrong.
The controversy came on the first day of the eight-phase polling in the state with the BJP stressing that Banerjee’s alleged phone call indicated that she was on the back foot in the high-profile Nandigram seat, which is in East Midnapore.
News Source : News 18