You are here: Home » News-ANI » National
Business Standard

Mukul Roy lashes out at Mamata, says BJP will abide by EC order barring campaigning in WB

ANI  |  Politics 

on Wednesday said that his party will obey the Election Commission's decision to cut short the campaign period in by a day for the final phase of elections.

"There is a political crisis in Bengal. EC takes special decisions when it feels the need. No violence was reported anywhere in the country during these elections other than Bengal. EC took a decision that within 24 hours campaigning should be ended. We, the opposition will suffer the most. Yet, we will obey it," Roy said while addressing a press conference here.

Earlier, Deputy Election told media, "No election campaigning to be held in nine parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal, namely Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Jadavpur, Diamond Harbour, South and North Kolkata, from 10 pm tomorrow till the conclusion of polls."

Campaigning was originally scheduled to end at 5 pm on Friday for the nine constituencies that will go to polls on May 19.

Roy termed the violence at Amit Shah's roadshow 'criminal conspiracy' by

"Yesterday's incident was a criminal conspiracy by her (Mamata). The must answer. She said that there was no violence in Bengal. Did she forget Panchayat elections? Remember how people were stopped from casting their vote," he said.

Hitting back at Mamata's allegations that Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue was vandalised during Shah's roadshow, Roy said, "Vidyasagar does not only belong to Bengal as he is an international figure. They should not drag a figure like Vidyasagar into "

The also questioned whether Banerjee has permission to hold rallies."Does the have permission for her rallies? he asked.

Snubbing the allegations that Centre is against former because the cop has evidence against him, Roy said, "If she could prove any complaints against me, I will quit forever," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 01:25 IST