Lucknow, May 16: Speaking on the issue of poll violence and political slugfest, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah alleging that the duo are targeting West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. Mayawati called the attacks a "planned attack." Amit Shah's Kolkata Rally Ends in Violence; TMC, BJP Workers Injured in Police Lathi-Charge.
Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's actions unsuitable of PM's post, Mayawati said that what is happening in West Bengal is setting a "dangerous and unjust trend." Wanted to Give PM Narendra Modi 'Tight Slap of Democracy' After He Called TMC Tolabaaz: Mamata Banerjee.
Mayawati also questioned Election Commission's (EC) decision to bring an early end to campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, the BSP chief added that EC was "acting under pressure." Mayawati, Narendra Modi's War of Words Escalates, BSP Chief Says 'PM Being Abused as He Deserves It'.
Read BSP Chief Mayawati's Comment in the Tweet Below:
Mayawati: Election Commission has banned campaigning in West Bengal, but from 10 pm today just because PM has two rallies in the day. If they had to ban then why not from today morning? This is unfair and EC is acting under pressure pic.twitter.com/s7v0xpvAkO
— ANI (@ANI) May 16, 2019
Clashes broke out during Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata on Tuesday after sticks were hurled at his truck. After the situation became tense, police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd. According to reports, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members hurled bricks at Vidyasagar College at Shankar Ghose Lane in Kolkata. Stones were also pelted at Amit Shah's convoy from a college hostel on Bidhan Sarani.
The incident sparked a fierce war of words between the BJP and Mamata Banerjee's TMC. The BJP blamed Mamata Banerjee for the violence in the Amit Shah rally, while the TMC alleged that the saffron party was getting outsiders in Kolkata just to create unrest.