Video Of People From Bengal Coming To Goa For Poll Work Fake: Trinamool

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had spoken about the video, and had claimed 500 people were arriving from West Bengal daily to convince people to vote for a particular party.

Video Of People From Bengal Coming To Goa For Poll Work Fake: Trinamool

Trinamool said BJP government in Goa should take action if they believe the video is true. (File)

Panaji:

A video being circulated on social media of people from West Bengal arriving by train in Goa to vote for the Trinamool Congress in the 2022 Assembly polls was fake, the Mamata Banerjee-led party said on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference, Trinamool leader Trajano D'Mello said the BJP government in Goa should take action if they believe the video is true.

He also said by making such claims, the BJP and its IT Cell which was forwarding it across social media platforms, were discrediting the Election Commission.

"The video is fake and BJP workers and leaders are forwarding it along with their purchasing partner, the Congress. Such fake videos are emerging because the ruling BJP is shivering with fear after Trinamool announced an alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) for the Goa polls," he claimed.

Incidentally, addressing a public gathering in Ponda during the day, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had spoken about the video, and had claimed 500 people were arriving from West Bengal daily for a sum of Rs 500 per month to convince people to vote for a particular party.

In the video, some youth can be heard saying they have been brought in Goa by a poll consultancy firm to vote in the upcoming Goa elections.

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