TMC team meets CEC over 'harassment' to Saket Gokhale

Wednesday 14th December 2022 06:19 EST

A five-member TMC parliamentary delegation met the chief election commissioner on Monday and registered their protest against the arrest of party spokesperson Saket Gokhale by the Gujarat Police. "The delegation met the CEC over the harassment and torture of our national spokesperson. We told him that he was arrested once in Ahmedabad and a case was also lodged against him in Morbi while the model code of conduct was in force. "We also said that he has been wrongly charged under Section 125 (of the Representation of the People Act) which is not attracted by what he tweeted. So, this is a case of harassment," said TMC MP Saugata Ray after the meeting. He asked why the section was not raised when Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and former BJP MP Paresh Raval when they reportedly "preached and fanned communalism towards religious minorities while campaigning in Gujarat.

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