TMC to lodge complaint with EC against Modi and Shah, says Partha
Kolkata: The TMC will lodge a complaint with the Election Commission against Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for campaigning in favour of the BJP in Bengal after the stipulated time came to an end at 10pm on Thursday, party's secretary general Partha Chatterjee said on Friday.
Modi and Shah while addressing the press conference in Delhi on Friday criticised Mamata Banerjee and alleged that 80 BJP supporters had been killed during the election.
Chatterjee said: "The Election Commission has become the extension of BJP office. There is one set of law for the opposition parties and another set of law for Modi and Shah. It is most unfortunate that Election Commission has become biased. It has lost the reputation it had earned during the time of TN Sheshan."
Chatterjee alleged that the Trinamool Congress had written hundreds of letters to the Election Commission which had failed to yield results. But, the Commission takes prompt action on the complaints lodged by the BJP.
It may be mentioned the Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee called the "Election Commission and the BJP as two brothers and two sides of the same coin" on Thursday. Following complaints made by the BJP leaders, the Election Commission relieved the state Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya and former Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar on Wednesday.
Chatterjee said: "Two liars had addressed the press conference in Delhi. During the election campaigns they came to Bengal and told lies just to incite people. Their claim that 80 BJP workers were killed in election clashes is the biggest lie. I fail to understand what do they think of themselves? They do not have any knowledge of Bengal. They try to create an environment as if the law and order situation in Bengal is worst in the country. But by spreading such canard they will not be able to make any dent in Bengal."
Chatterjee said the BJP is trying to win the election by trying to bribe the voters. "Bengal has a different political culture and you cannot win the election by buying votes. The BJP leaders come and go and never try to understand Bengal. Bengal is not Tripura where they had won by spending money."
The allegation of Chatterjee is not without basis. The police arrested BJP leaders and workers carrying money from various parts in the state on Friday.