Lok Sabha polls 2019: Election Commission bans campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies due to violence

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Election Commission bans campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies due to violence


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Election Fee(EC) in the present day banned campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies within the Lok Sabha elections from 10 pm on Thursday night time.

EC stated the choice to chop brief the marketing campaign in West Bengal was taken after violence in the last 24 hours. No election campaigning shall be held in Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Jadavpur, Diamond Harbour, South and North Kolkata parliamentary constituencies from 10 pm tomorrow until the conclusion of polls, the EC declared.

Trinamool Congress staff and BJP staff have been concerned in clashes throughout a roadshow in BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow on Tuesday. BJP president Amit blamed the Trinamool Congress behind violence in West Bengal even because the TMC hit again on the BJP.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the BJP saying: "What does Amit Shah consider himself? Is he above every little thing? Is he God that nobody can protest towards him?" 

Clashes erupted in Iswarchandra Vidyasagar school because the establishment was ransacked. 

"The Fee is deeply anguished on the vandalism achieved to the statue of Vidyasagar. It's hoped that the vandals are traced by the state administration," the election physique stated.

"That is in all probability the primary time that ECI has invoked Article 324 on this method nevertheless it will not be final in instances of repetition of lawlessness and violence which vitiate the conduct of polls in a peaceable method," it stated.

BJP president Amit Shah stated BJP staff weren't behind the vandalisation of a bust of educationist and social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

The countdown of chief minister Mamata Banerjee's days in energy will start on Might 23, when common election outcomes will probably be declared, Shah warned. 

At a press convention a day after the violence, Shah stated it will have been troublesome for him to outlive the assault on his convoy if the CRPF personnel weren't current.

"I need to inform the Election Fee that it has grow to be a mute spectator to makes an attempt to rig polls in West Bengal. It ought to instantly intervene. Historical past-sheeters...Are arrested throughout elections throughout the nation. In Bengal, they're launched after furnishing a bond. What is that this double requirements from the EC? Why is it silent," he stated.

Shah stated election observers of their studies have stated polls within the state can't be carried out pretty until such miscreants are arrested however the EC didn't act. It raises a whole lot of questions on the election watchdog's impartiality, he stated.