The Election Commission has handed West Bengal's BJP chief and Lok Sabha candidate Dilip Ghosh a show cause notice for threatening to take off the trousers of a poll panel who had removed a Ram Navami hoarding containing his poster.
“Had it been done in my presence, I would have removed the trousers of the poll official,” an angry Ghosh, who has a habit of making controversial comments, was quoted saying by news agency IANS reported.
"We have taken notice of his comment. He has been served a show cause notice," an Election Commission official told reporters in Kolkata, reported IANS.
Ghosh, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Medinipur constituency, was angered after a hoarding in Paschim Medinipur district was removed. The hoarding was violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), which is why the Election Commission official had taken it off.
(With inputs from IANS.)
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