Chennai– Attacking the Election Commission of India (ECI) for curtailing the campaigning in West Bengal ahead of the violence in Amit shah’s roadshow, DMK chief MK Stalin backs Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) saying that Election Commission has one set of rules for the opposition and another set of rules for the ruling party.
MK Stalin Tweeted, “the ban on campaigning in 9 constituencies in West Bengal. EC has one set of rules for the ruling party and another set of rules for the opposition. Highly condemnable.”
Attacking the BJP for vandalizing the Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar status amidst the violence between BJP and TMC workers, MK Stalin Tweeted, “BJP follows a typical pattern. It vandalized Periyar statue in Tamil Nadu and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar statue in West Bengal.
The criticism came after Election Commission on Wednesday cut short the campaign in West Bengal after a huge crisis of law and order in the state.
The political parties and the leaders have condemned the EC’s decision claiming the impartial and unfair attitude of EC. They also accused EC of giving a clean chit to Prime minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah by setting the campaigning end time to 10 pm today.
33 Lok Sabha seats polling in West Bengal in the first six phases of elections beginning from April 11 till May 12. Remaining 9 Lok Sabha seats in the state will go to polls in the seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 19. The counting for the votes and results will be announced on May 23.