Kolkata: The panchayat polls in West Bengal are rapidly emerging as a warm up match for the BJP ahead the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, with the saffron party pulling out all stops to reach out to the people.
Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Babul Supriyo on Monday accused the West Bengal Government for the ongoing protest in the state amid the panchayat polls and demanded President’s rule in the state.
“Not surprised by all the incidents that are happening since morning. Bengal government is a shameless government; you cannot expect them to follow any kind of constitutional behaviour. I demand President’s Rule in West Bengal,” Supriyo said.
Sporadic violence and clashes between opposing political groups mar the ongoing panchayat polls in West Bengal.
Terming the TMC government as TMChii (Chii is a Hindi slang used to express disgust), the BJP minister in a sharp attack on the party said “TMC goons brutally attack the state’s democracy and peace.”
It is for the world to see how #TMChhi lets WB's Maa Maati Manush suffer in utter chaos.Bengal gets wounded and sheds blood every time TMC goons brutally attack the state's democracy and peace.Dreadful visuals of the Panchayat Polls prove just that.#MamataSupariKillerOfDemocracy https://t.co/tvk5tQrUaS
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) May 14, 2018
Reasoning that ghoulish pictures from areas where violence erupted today are proof of the barbarism unleashed by TMC workers, he remarked, “West Bengal’s Maa Maati Manush (Mother, soil and man) suffer in utter chaos.”
The polling for electing 38,616 representatives across three tiers of state (rural) bodies started at 7 am and would continue till 5 pm.