statesman news service
Uttarpara (Hooghly), 7 July
A cartoon lampooning Mrs Mira Pandey, commissioner, State Election Commission, and former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee created a stir today both among common people as well as political parties.
The offensive cartoon was found displayed at Kaniapur village in Uttarpara in the morning.
Nothing on the cartoon gave away whether a political party was behind it or not.
But Mr Sudharsan Roy Chowdhury, the CPI-M’s district zonal secretary, alleged that it is the handy work of Trinamul Congress party workers because a few days ago, their party supremo, Miss Mamta Banerjee, spoke at a rally reportedly attacking the election commissioner.
Mr Dilip Yadav, the Trinamul’s district working president, however, rubbished the allegations and denied the involvement of his party members.
The District Magistrate, Mr Manomit Nanda, who is aware of the cartoon, has asked the Block Development Officer to look into the matter.