TMC Lawmaker caught on camera ordering assault on CPM agents

Sonali Guha

Courtesy: ABP Ananda

Kolkata: Election commission ordered filing of an FIR against Sonali Guha, a Trinmool congress lawmaker who had been caught on camera allegedly ordering her workers to beat up and throw out the polling agents of Communist Party of India(Marxist).

“Mere baar kore dis CPM agent der ekdom, ora EVM kharap kore rekhe diyeche. (Drive out the CPI-M agents by beating them, they have damaged the EVM),” Guha was heard as telling someone over phone, which has been recorded by some TV channels.
Guha is the Deputy speaker in the current West Bengal assembly and also the candidate of Trinamool congress from the Satgatchi a constituency of South 24 Parganas.

Election Commission officials said that, after hearing her comments on TV, they had asked the district authorities to file an FIR against her in this case.In one of the booths in her constituency, voting was halted for sometime after an electronic voting machine was found to be malfunctioning.Hearing this, Guha went to the booth and tried to check the EVM herself but was stopped by the central armed forces.