EC decision taken at BJP's direction, says Mamata

Last Updated: Wed, May 15, 2019 22:38 hrs
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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday termed the Election Commission's decision to curtail campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in the state and remove two senior officers as one taken on the direction of the BJP, its President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

She also wondered whether the directives were due to the "threat" issued to the poll panel by Shah during a media meet in Delhi on Wednesday morning.

Addressing a hurriedly convened media meet here, the Chief Minister said: "Some emergency situation has arisen due to some directions of the Election Commission. I don't consider these as EC's decision. These have been taken as per the direction of the BJP, Modi and Amit Shah."

"In the morning, Shah held a press conference in Delhi, where he threatened the Election Commission.

"Is this a fallout of that?" she asked.