EC showcauses Mamata for poll code violation

Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) The Election Commission has showcaused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for violation of the model code of conduct, Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi said here on Thursday.

“It has been brought to our notice that she made a promise of creation of Asansol district and also made certain other utterances, for which the showcause has been issued,” Zaidi told the media.

The full bench of the Election Commission of India held day-long meetings with police and administration officials and also met delegations from various political parties ahead of the third phase of the state assembly polls scheduled for April 17.