After Ferdous, another Bangladeshi actor pressed into TMC campaign

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First Published 16, Apr 2019, 4:03 PM IST
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Abdun Noor’s campaigning comes at a juncture when the issues of 'infiltrators' and NRC (National Register of Citizens) have become a part of the electoral agenda in West Bengal.

Kolkata/Delhi: After Ferdous, Gazi Abdun Noor has now been seen campaigning for the ruling Trinamool Congress in Bengal. This poll season, TMC seems to be banking heavily on Bangladeshi actors to campaign for them, even as the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators is raging. 

Noor was spotted campaigning for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's party. In a video accessed by MyNation, the Bangladeshi actor is seen campaigning for Sougata Roy in the Dumdum constituency. He took part in a road show accompanied by senior TMC leader Madan Mitra.

This incident comes just after Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed campaigned for Trinamool Congress candidate Kanhaiyalal Agarwal from Raiganj constituency. Ferdous sought votes for Agarwal at Hemtabad and Karandighi.

Also read: Dear Election Commission, are you allowing Bangladeshi actor Ferdous to campaign for Trinamool?

Abdun Noor’s campaigning comes at a juncture when the issues of 'infiltrators' and NRC (National Register of Citizens) have become a part of the electoral agenda in West Bengal. TMC has literally handed an opportunity to the opposition on a platter in a highly polarised election in Bengal where BJP is giving a tough fight to the Trinamool Congress.

BJP candidate Kalyan Chaubey said, "I have never heard this before. It seems the party doesn't have an Indian star for canvassing. Tomorrow Mamata will invite Imran Khan to campaign for the TMC. We condemn this."

BJP meanwhile is expected to approach the election commission even as reports suggest that after the controversy broke out in India, the Bangladesh government has asked both the actors to return home. The BJP is moving the Election Commission with a complaint that the TMC is roping in foreign nationals to campaign on their behalf, which is a violation of the model code of conduct.

Amit Shah, in his multiple rallies in Bengal, has made it clear that the BJP will implement National Registration of Citizenship (NRC) across India if brought to power. 

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh was quick to capitalise on this massive gaffe by the Trinamool saying the idea is to woo the Muslim vote bank. Bengal has an estimated 32% Muslim population in districts like Murshidabad, Dinajpur, and Malda which are minority dominated. Murshidabad has a 67% minority population. 
 

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