The verbal war between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP is at its peak ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal. The BJP has appealed to the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday that there is fear among the people of Bengal, hence the deployment of central force here at the earliest. At the same time, TMC said that the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed in the state is working for the BJP. Election Commission takes this matter seriously.
Election Commission team on tour to Bengal
Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said that before the election, the entire EC team is in the state to take stock of the situation these days. As an opposition party, we appeal to them to help create such an atmosphere in the state that people can exercise their right to vote without fear. For this, the deployment of central forces is very important here.
There was an atmosphere of fear in the Lok Sabha as well: Ghosh
He said that there was an atmosphere of fear even during the Lok Sabha elections. During that time there were incidents of violence in all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state. He said that central forces and state police should be deployed inside the polling booth so that fair elections can be held.
BJP wants to spread hatred: Hakim
TMC leader Farhad Hakim accused the BJP that the BSF is intimidating people so that they vote for the BJP. He said that BJP is spreading hatred in the state through communal speeches and inflammatory slogans. She is doing politics dividing the society.
Bangladeshis not named in voter list: TMC
He said that BJP is accusing Rohingya and Bangladeshi people of being named in the voter list. He claims that such voters constitute around 10%. This is a direct charge on the Election Commission because the EC has prepared the voter list. We appeal that the commission investigates the case.
Mamta’s term ending on May 30
Elections for 294 assembly seats in the state are scheduled this year. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s term ends on May 30. His party continues to break up. Many legislators and leaders have left Trinamool and are joining BJP. There are also reports of incidents of political violence in the state.