The EC has sought CD from the newspaper to probe the allegation
Dev told in his interview that too much of media focus on his candidature was making him feel like being raped. He also said one either enjoys rape or shouts against it [Read here], stirring up a huge controversy in the state and national media. The women's organisation of the CPI(M) lodged a complaint with the EC and sought to take steps against him. Dev later apologised on Twitter, reporteldy after being told to do so by party supremo Mamata Banerjee [Read here].
Other leaders like TMC's Anubrata Mandal and CPI(M)'s Anisur Rahman may also face the music for uttering objectionable words against the opponent parties.