West Bengal

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TMC, CPM Accused of Using Children in Panchayat Poll Campaign

Children in Panchayat Poll Campaign (symbolic picture)
Children in Panchayat Poll Campaign (symbolic picture)

 

Bardhaman & Katoa (July 06,2023) : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) have been accused of using children in the panchayat poll campaign in West Bengal. The allegations were made by the Child Rights Protection Forum, which said that it had seen children being used to carry party flags, shout slogans, and distribute pamphlets. The forum has also alleged that the children were being given money to participate in the campaign. The TMC and the CPM have denied the allegations, saying that they do not use children in their election campaigns. However, the forum has said that it has video footage of children being used by the two parties.

The allegations have raised concerns about the violation of the Model Code of Conduct, which prohibits the use of children in election campaigns. The Election Commission has said that it is investigating the allegations. The TMC and the CPM have been accused of using children in the panchayat poll campaign in West Bengal. The allegations have raised concerns about the violation of the Model Code of Conduct, and the Election Commission is investigating the matter.


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