संदेशखाली स्टिंग वीडियो विवाद में टीएमसी ने एनसीडब्ल्यू प्रमुख रेखा शर्मा के खिलाफ ईसीआई का रुख किया: 'बीजेपी के साथ खतरनाक मिलीभगत'

संदेशखाली स्टिंग वीडियो विवाद में टीएमसी ने एनसीडब्ल्यू प्रमुख रेखा शर्मा के खिलाफ ईसीआई का रुख किया: 'बीजेपी के साथ खतरनाक मिलीभगत'

TMC moves ECI against NCW chief Rekha Sharma in Sandeshkhali sting video row: ‘Alarming collusion with BJP’

TMC accuses NCW and BJP of coercing false complaints in Sandeshkhali, demands action from Election Commission.

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  • 12, May, 2024
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TMC moves ECI against NCW chief Rekha Sharma in Sandeshkhali sting video row: ‘Alarming collusion with BJP’

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has escalated its confrontation with the National Commission for Women (NCW) and local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, alleging coercion and manipulation in filing false sexual assault complaints against TMC members in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal. The TMC's formal complaint to the Chief Election Commissioner accuses NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma and BJP leaders of orchestrating a scheme where women were deceived into signing blank papers, later filled with false accusations of sexual assault against TMC figures. The complaint outlines charges of forgery, cheating, fraud, criminal intimidation, and criminal conspiracy against the individuals involved. The allegations surfaced through purported videos shared on social media platforms, where women from Sandeshkhali claimed they were coerced by local BJP leaders into signing blank papers, later used to file false complaints. Attempts to retract these complaints were allegedly met with further intimidation and threats, particularly from a local BJP member named Priyali Das, as per the TMC's allegations. The TMC's complaint emphasizes the gravity of such actions, highlighting that coercing signatures on blank papers to fabricate sexual assault complaints not only abuses the law and power but also constitutes serious criminal offenses. It condemns the exploitation of women for political gains, asserting that such manipulation not only violates the rights and dignity of the affected women but also undermines the integrity of democratic institutions.

Accusing the NCW of deviating from its intended role as a protector of women's rights, the TMC alleges collusion with the BJP, portraying the commission as complicit in illegal and unethical acts. It demands strict action from the Election Commission, including initiating criminal proceedings against Rekha Sharma, Priyali Das, and other unnamed BJP members, along with directives to prevent further intimidation of witnesses and the spread of false allegations. In response, the NCW refutes the TMC's claims, stating that the women were coerced into retracting their complaints by TMC workers, who wield influence as the ruling party in West Bengal. The commission seeks an inquiry from the Election Commission to investigate the matter further. The conflict underscores the intense political polarization in West Bengal, particularly in the context of the general elections, where accusations and counter-accusations have become commonplace. It also raises concerns about the misuse of legal mechanisms and the exploitation of vulnerable individuals for political motives, highlighting the need for impartial investigation and accountability mechanisms to ensure justice and uphold democratic principles.

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