Mayawati Defends Mamata Banerjee, Lashes Out at PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah For 'Targeting' West Bengal CM, Says 'EC Acting Under Pressure'
BSP Chief Mayawati. File Image. (Photo Credits: ANI)

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'.

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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.