West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s feedback in regards to the Election Fee at a rally in Bankura on Tuesday has introduced a immediate response from the ballot physique, which mentioned her statements in search of conferences are “belittling” it.
The alternate marked a brand new low within the ongoing rancour between the celebration and ballot physique, which began after the alternative of the state police chief by the Fee earlier this month.
Within the unusually sharp letter, Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain wrote: “However the above conferences in Kolkata and in Delhi, whether it is said by honourable CM that the fee ought to meet political events, it is just an try and belittle the establishment of fee with repeated innuendos and averments”.
The Fee, Mr Jain wrote, “maintains the place that they’d not wish to carry on being put within the dock for alleged proximity to any political entity and so on. Nevertheless, if CM persists in creating and making an attempt to perpetuate this delusion for causes greatest identified to her, it’s singularly unlucky, and it is just for CM to adjudge as to why she is doing so.”
Because the removing of the police chief, the Trinamool has made no secret of its reservations in regards to the Fee. On the rally on Tuesday, Ms Banerjee didn’t mince phrases.
“I’m asking with respect to the Election Fee. Who’s operating the Election Fee? Amit Shah, are you operating it? We wish a free and truthful election however who’s Amit Shah? Who’s he to information the Election Fee? He’s interfering within the work of the Election Fee… And that is working towards us. My safety in-charge has additionally been eliminated. What do they need? Do they wish to kill me?” she had mentioned.
The Trinamool Congress has been respiration fireplace for the reason that Chief Minister obtained injured in Nandigram on Wednesday final week. Its reactions had grown sharper with the Fee’s refusal to simply accept the celebration’s declare that it was the consequence on an try on her life, saying there was no proof.
The Chief Minister had made it some extent to hit the marketing campaign path in a wheelchair snice. At each rally, she has been talking of her accidents and asserting that although her wounds are painful, they’d not cease her.
“I’ve been injured within the head many instances. I’ve been injured within the hips many instances. I’ve overcome all these accidents. If I give in to my ache and lie down then BJP will trigger ache for the individuals. I really feel individuals’s ache is extra vital than my ache,” she mentioned in Bankura on Tuesday.
Within the letter, Mr Jain indicated that they’ve seen the media studies of the rally, the place she has raised “a few of these points”, talked about earlier in a letter to the Fee, despatched on March 14.
“Within the absence of an authorised textual content” of the rally speech, they had been responding to the Chief Minister’s letter, he wrote, enclosing a replica of the report after which they’d suspended Ms Banerjee’s safety in-charge Vivek Sahay.
The Fee mentioned the Chief Minister had met with an accident and held Mr Sahay answerable for the violation of her Z-Plus safety protocol. Mamata Banerjee’s bullet-proof automobile was occupied by the safety in-charge, the Fee had mentioned.
The report it enclosed additionally talked about the shortage of immediate response from her driver and her safety personnel when her automobile was surrounded by a crowd.