In a pointy assault on the functioning of the Election Commission (EC), Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who’s contesting from Nandigram, on Wednesday accused the ballot panel of taking directions from the BJP.
The Trinamool Congress chief’s assault on the EC comes on the eve of the second section of polling in West Bengal. Nandigram, from the place the CM is contesting, will vote on Thursday.
“The Election Commission is working under the instruction of BJP. The Election Commission is doing what BJP is instructing them. There is no naka checking, no patrolling… We are not demanding any favour from the Commission. We just want a free and fair election in Nandigram,” Banerjee informed mediapersons, including that she would keep in Nandigram on Wednesday night time.
Sources within the TMC mentioned that the Chief Minister has cancelled all marketing campaign schedule on Thursday as she’s going to keep in Nandigram in the course of the voting.
“BJP workers have already started to attack our supporters. The attacks will increase when they will realise tomorrow that they are going to lose in Nandigram. So, to fight against BJP’s terror, the Chief Minister has decided to stay in Nandigram till Thursday night,” a senior TMC chief informed The Indian Express.
The Chief Minister additionally alleged that “goons brought by the BJP from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar” had been staying in Nandigram and “trying to terrorise people”.
While campaigning in Howrah and Hooghly districts, which can go to polls within the subsequent section, the TMC chief alleged that BJP leaders had been distributing cash working into crores of rupees to affect the electoral end result and requested the Election Commission to take motion.
“There are several BJP leaders sitting in hotels with huge amounts of money and distributing from there. They are conducting horse trading… Where is the Election Commission?” Banerjee mentioned.
Campaigning in Singur for occasion candidate Becharam Manna, Banerjee hit out at Rabindranath Bhattacharya, who stop TMC to affix BJP. “I was surprised when I came to know that, he (Rabindranath Bhattacharya) became (BJP) candidate from Singur. Before, selecting our candidate, I called Mastermashai (Rabindranath Bhattacharya) and told him that he should take rest and will make him chairman of our advisory committee. But, he did not heed to it… Becharam Manna is doing very well. He did a lot of development work in Singur. So, we selected him as our candidate from here and his wife from Haripal,” Banerjee mentioned.
Earlier within the day at a rally in Goghat, Banerjee mentioned that she has pictures and movies of those that attacked her automotive in Nandigram on Tuesday and would take up the problem after the elections. Banerjee mentioned that she avoided any motion as elections are on and the mannequin code of conduct is in place.
“How dare they attack my car! I kept mum only because the elections are on. Or else I would have seen how big they have grown… I have videos of the goons attacking my car. Let the elections be over in Bengal, then I will take action,” the Chief Minister mentioned including a Bengali proverb “ami dekhbo koto dhane koto chaal hoi (They will learn what’s what).”
A visibly agitated Banerjee mentioned of her attackers “I will see which ‘gaddar’ (traitor) shelters you. Where will you go? To Delhi, Bihar, Rajasthan or UP. I will drag you back here (West Bengal).”