Attacking the Election Commission for curtailing the campaigning for the last phase of polls in West Bengal, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday stated it's an "unprecedented, unconstitutional and unethical present" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the ballot panel.
Banerjee, additionally the state chief minister, stated she had by no means seen this sort of EC which is "filled with RSS individuals".
"There isn't any such regulation and order drawback in West Bengal that Article 324 may be clamped. It's unprecedented, unconstitutional and unethical. It's truly a present to Modi and (BJP president) Amit Shah," she claimed in a press convention.
Within the first such motion in India's electoral historical past, the EC on Wednesday ordered campaigning in 9 West Bengal constituencies to finish at 10 PM on Thursday, a day earlier than its scheduled deadline, within the wake of violence between BJP and Trinamool Congress staff in Kolkata on Tuesday.
The EC invoked Article 324 of the Structure to curtail the campaigning for the final part of the election on Might 19.
The ballot panel additionally ordered the removing of Principal Secretary (Residence) Atri Bhattacharya and Further Director Common, CID, Rajiv Kumar from their postings in West Bengal.
On this, Banerjee stated the 2 officers have been eliminated "not by the EC, however by Modi and Amit Shah".
Kolkata witnessed wide-spread violence throughout BJP president Amit Shah's large roadshow in Kolkata. A bust of 19th century Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was additionally vandalised in the course of the violence.