Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday moved the Election Commission after Bangladeshi actors campaigned for Trinamool Congress party in West Bengal.
The saffron party’s JP Majumdar said here after meeting the EC that the foreign nationals are not allowed to participate in electioneering process in India.
He said the TMC has violated the rules by roping in Bangladeshi nationals for campaigning.
Majumdar demanded that the actors should be arrested for breach of visa rules. The development comes at a time when the ‘infiltrators’ and NRC (National Register of Citizens) have become big issues in West Bengal.
According to reports Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed campaigned for Trinamool Congress candidate from Raiganj constituency, Kanhaiyalal Agarwal.
Ferdous sought votes for Agarwal at Hemtabad and Karandighi along with some local actors.
Another Bangladeshi actor Gazi Abdun Noor was also seen campaigning for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s party.
The BJP has moved the Election Commission with a complaint that the TMC is roping in foreign nationals to campaign for it.
The Bangladesh High Commission, on the other hand, has asked the actors to return to the country and come back to West Bengal for shooting after the polls in India are over.