The Supreme court sought the direction of Election Commission to take action on the complaint filed by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Mahua Moitra alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mahadev Sarkar made sexually colored remarks on her. A three-judge bench of Justice Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna headed by the chief justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the Election Commission to examine the complaint and take necessary action against the alleged.
Mahua Moitra alleged that Mahadev Sarkar, the Nadia district BJP president Mahadev Sarkar made sexually colored remarks against her in the presence of party candidate Kalyan Choubey. In her complaint, she also alleged Election commission of not taking any action against her.
Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, the lawyer appearing for Mahua Moitra appealed to the court to issue a mandamus for appropriate orders in a view that only 48 hours are left for the remaining campaign.
The TMC leader Mahua Moitra has been campaigning for the Krishna Nagar Lok Sabha constituency for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. She was the only TMC leader to stop the Narendra Modi Government from snooping on social media feeds and engaging in our computers.
The Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal will be held in all seven phases of the polls. The state had three phases of elections on April 11, April 18, and April 23. The remaining four phases of elections will be held on April 29, May 6, May 12, and May 19. The results will be announced on May 23.