After the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) raised objections against the composition, the Election Commission of India on Saturday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) theme song composed by the Union Minister Babul Supriyo cannot be played anywhere.
“Firstly, the theme song was not pre-certified for which we had informed the Commission. Also, the song is being played in different places so there are instructions for stopping it,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Basu told reporters.
The song written by Amit Chakraborty ushers the blooming of BJP’s election symbol ‘Lotus’ in West Bengal and says no to Trinamool Congress.
Babul Supriyo had tweeted with the hashtag #EiTrinamoolArNa and used the same words in his song. “Ei Trinamool ar na” means “this Trinamool no more”.
The song was earlier asked to be modified and then sent to the electoral body for certification. However, the BJP has now been asked to retract the song.
Earlier, Asansol MP Babul Supriyo was slapped a show cause notice by the EC for not taking permission from it before releasing a video of the campaign song on social media.
Lok Sabha elections will be held in West Bengal in all seven phases. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.