Election 2021: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also accused the EC of inaction and threatened to move
On Thursday, After reports of violence from polling stations in West Bengal’s Nandigram constituency, chief minister Mamata Banerjee took a swipe at the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Election Commission of India (ECI) telling them to “control their goons.”
Mamata Banerjee accused Election Commission and said, "I am showing you 'V' for victory sign. I am sorry Election Commission and Amit Shah, please control your goons who are heckling woman journalists in rallies. I cannot reveal what I discussed with Observer and governor, it is confidential. I have not seen such a bad election."
According to the information, the allegations come on a day when voting is underway across 30 assembly constituencies from the districts of South 24 Parganas, Bankura, Paschim Medinipur, and Purba Medinipur in the second phase of assembly elections.
West Bengal chief minister also accused the Election Commission of inaction and threatened to move the court against the poll body. She said, "We have lodged 63 complaints since morning. But no action has been taken. We will move court over it. This is unacceptable,"
She added, "the EC is working on the instructions of Amit Shah."
Banerjee’s opponent from Nandigram, Suvendu Adhikari, who was once her close aide, meanwhile, claimed that she is insulting voters.
He said, “It has become her habit to insult people of Nandigram. She received injuries in an accident but leveled allegations. Governors is a constitutional post, she can speak to him, no problem. EC conducts polls, not Governor or President."