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Election Commission curtails West Bengal campaigning after Kolkata violence

The Election Commission invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to curtail the campaigning for the last phase of the election on May 19

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Police personnel look on near vehicles burnt by a mob during BJP President Amit Shah's election roadshow for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Kolkata, Tuesday | Photo: PTI
Police personnel look on near vehicles burnt by a mob during BJP President Amit Shah's election roadshow for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Kolkata, Tuesday | Photo: PTI

The on Wednesday ordered campaigning in nine constituencies to end at 10 PM on Thursday night, a day before its scheduled deadline, in the wake of violence between and workers in

The two parties have traded charges of inciting the violence during president Amit Shah's massive road show in the state capital on Tuesday.

During the violence, a bust of Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised.

The invoked of the Constitution to curtail the campaigning for the last phase of the election on May 19.

The also ordered the removal of Principal Secretary (Home) and Additional Director General, from their postings in

First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 20:09 IST
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