Popular Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed was seen campaigning for Trinamool Lok Sabha candidate from Raigunj, Kanhaiyalal Agarwal, Zee News has reported.
During a campaign road show on Sunday (14 April), Ahmed was accompanied by Tollywood actors Ankush and Payal. The road show was conducted between Karandighi and Islampur.
During the road show, Ahmed appealed to people to vote for Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool.
“All should vote for the Trinamool Congress. All should vote for didi”, he was heard as saying.
BJP as a result complained to the Election Commission alleging violation of the Model Code of Conduct by Trinamool for getting a foreign national to campaign for itself. It also alleged that Mamata’s party was trying to consolidate minority votes with the help of Ahmed.
“This is illegal. This is a violation of the MCC. This proves Trinamool Congress' love for Bangladeshis. They want to consolidate minority votes in this constituency by inviting Bangladeshi actors to campaign for them”, alleged BJP.
Trinamool meanwhile has maintained that it has done nothing wrong.