Barrackpore: Slamming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for questioning the role of the Election Commission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said she would not have been the CM if the poll panel had not ensured free and fair elections by deploying Central forces.
“Didi, now you are using abusive words for Election Commission, election process and the Central forces. But why are you forgetting that the Left Front (government) had also made you to face a similar situation?
“Country’s constitutional bodies had only ensured fair elections in Bengal. Had these constitutional bodies not been there, and enough central forces had not been deployed, today you would not have been the Chief Minister of Bengal,” Modi said at his last public meeting in Bengal ahead of the last phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held on May 19.
Banerjee on Wednesday had alleged the Election Commission’s decisions to curtail election campaigning and remove two senior officers were taken on the direction of the BJP, its President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Modi. She had also claimed that RSS-backed functionaries had been inducted into the Election Commission.
However, a crowd at the Dum Dum Central Jail ground where former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had also addressed public, welcomed Modi by waving their lit mobile torches, huge rounds of applauds and great cheer.