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Mamata Banerjee biggest fascist, murderer of democracy: BJP

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With the TMC and at loggerheads over violence in Kolkata, new accusations are being made by both sides. The on Thursday not only termed the "biggest fascist and murderer of democracy" but also said that should have banned her fro campaigning.

"She is the biggest fascist and is responsible for all the violence in that has happened in this election. The ECI has not taken effective measures so far despite our repeated requests and complaints. Mamata Banerjee's campaign should have been banned basis the statement 'I will take revenge for each one of you who is not supporting the TMC'. What can be a greater threat for democracy than an elected threatening the public like this?" GVL told ANI.

The two parties are sparring over violence which took place in Kolkata during BJP Amit Shah's roadshow on Tuesday. The was also vandalised- with the TMC and the BJP trading blame over the matter.

"The way she and TMC are creating an environment of violence is a solitary example in the country. BJP is fighting elections in other states too but what is happening in is unique," Rao said. made a similar argument on Tuesday to charge of poll violence.

GVL also cornered Mayawati and other opposition parties for supporting and said his party has been a victim of political violence. "Mayawati and are casting baseless allegations on BJP. Many of our BJP workers have been killed by TMC in This support for each other is because they are scared to lose the election against BJP," he said.

"All these 20 political parties lending support to Mamata Banerjee is because of opportunism. In politics, we all should stand for peaceful elections and these parties lending support to Mamata Banerjee is contrarian to this principle," Rao asserted.

The Election Commission, after reviewing the incidents in Kolkata, gave an unprecedented order of ending the campaign in West Bengal a day earlier. The directive earned a sharp retort from the TMC with supremo Mamata Banerjee terming the poll body a "BJP agent'.

Elections to 33 seats have taken place in West Bengal in the first six phases of elections. The remaining nine seats will go to poll on May 19 in the last round. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 13:59 IST