BJP president Amit Shah addressed the media in the national capital today. This came a day after violence took place at the BJP president’s roadshow in Kolkata. The BJP and Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress have accused each other of violence at two places.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a roadshow in Varanasi today.
‘EC is working under BJP’: Mamata Banerjee
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi listed how many phases he wanted the elections to be conducted in, and the Election Commission announced the phases accordingly,” said Mamata Banerjee.
The poll panel removes two top Bengal officers
The poll panel has also removed two top Bengal officers the principal home secretary Atri Bhattacharya and additional director general Rajiv Kumar.
‘Fear psychosis prevalent in West Bengal’: Deputy Election Commissioner
“During the review…it clearly came out that while logistics arrangements, including training of polling officials, etc are mostly on track…there is distinct resistance and non-cooperation from the district administration and district police when it comes to providing level playing field to all candidates for campaigning and in providing a fearless threat-free environment to the voters. The Observers pointed out that while on the surface everything looks fine, in their interaction with the public, the fear psychosis that is widely prevalent comes out…” Deputy Election Commissioner, in charge of West Bengal, submitted to the Election Commission.
Bengal campaigning to end tomorrow, a day early, for the 7th round of voting after the violence at Amit Shah roadshow
“No election campaigning to be held in 9 parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal – Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Jadavpur, Diamond Harbour, South and North Kolkata from 10 pm tomorrow till the conclusion of polls,” said the Election Commission.
‘Protection of RS members is the responsibility of the house, Chairman’: Prakash Javadekar
“Protection of Rajya Sabha members is the responsibility of house and Chairman. We’ve submitted a memorandum to VP on it & demanded that a report be sought & appropriate action is taken,” said Prakash Javadekar after meeting Vice President over violence in Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata yesterday.