Lok Sabha Election Live Updates: PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee face-off in West Bengal as EC cuts short campaign time

Campaign ban in West Bengal Election Commissions gift to Modi, says Mamata Banerjee

Attacking the Election Commission of India for curtailing the campaigning for the last phase of polls in West Bengal, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said it is an “unprecedented, unconstitutional and unethical gift” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah by the poll panel.

Banerjee, also the chief minister, said she had never seen this type of EC which is “biased and full of RSS people”.

“There is no such law and order problem in West Bengal that Article 324 can be clamped. It is unprecedented, unconstitutional, unfair, unethical and politically biased decision” against which the state will move the Supreme Court, she said.

“Mr EC has given a gift to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah (by invoking Article 324) in West Bengal for vandalising the statue of Vidyasagar,” she claimed at a press conference held at her Kalighat residence.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Updated: May 16, 2019 — 8:55 am