Mamata Banerjee has stated that she’s going to transfer the Supreme Court towards the EC particular observers.
BOLPUR: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged that she has come to know that three particular observers of the Election Commission (EC) have “ordered cops to detain TMC employees” forward of the voting train, and stated that she would transfer the Supreme Court towards this “conspiracy”.
The TMC supremo, whereas addressing get together members at an auditorium in Bolpur, Birbhum district, stated she had chanced upon WhatsApp conversations of the particular observers, and asserted that she “might be show-caused (by the EC), but can’t be silenced”.
Mamata Banerjee was earlier requested to furnish causes for her alleged enchantment to Muslims to vote en bloc for her get together, and her remarks towards central forces. She was additionally barred from campaigning for 24 hours.
“Enough is enough … I don’t have any issue if they (EC observers) work for free and fair elections but they have been working only to help the BJP. They want to finish off Trinamool,” the TMC boss said.
“These officials are giving orders to detain our men the night before polls and keep them in custody till the next day. I have seen their WhatsApp conversations; they were given to me by a reporter. And it must have originally come from BJP men,” she stated, exhibiting the transcript of a purported chat between the particular observers and prime officers, together with district magistrates and police superintendents.
The CM additional stated that her get together won’t take such issues mendacity down and transfer the Supreme Court towards this “conspiracy and partisan approach” after the elections.
“Is it your job (EC special observer) to ask the police to detain people?” the CM questioned.
Expressing outrage over the truth that an EC particular observer has “named active TMC workers in the chat and branded them as trouble mongers”, Banerjee claimed that the official has additionally “asked the police to arrest all of them so that they cannot be seen anywhere during the polling exercise”.
“In the chat, the special police observer described TMC activists as ‘goons’ who are not allowing BJP agents to carry out their work. Can the EC use such epithet against a party?” the TMC supremo stated.
Contending that her authorities had been tolerating such “intimidation and interference since 2016 polls,” she stated, “We will move the apex court to discuss ways that can be adopted to ensure that elections are held impartially in the days to come.”
Insisting that she had no subject if state authorities officers and safety forces carried out ‘Raj Dharma’, the CM said that the EC has acted in a “partisan manner” towards the TMC and favoured the saffron camp in Naihati, Bijpur, Kanchrapara, Mangalkot, Budbud, Goalpokhor, Uttar Dumdum.
“If somebody is illegally detained the evening earlier than the polls, his household ought to go to respective police stations and register protests. These three retired individuals (EC-appointed observers who’re retired IAS and IPS officers) will not be capable to affect the elections. Their partisan conduct will assist the BJP win nearly seven-eight seats.
“I personally do not imagine the BJP will be capable to cross the 70-seat mark,” she claimed.
Banerjee additionally held the EC accountable for the spike in Covid-19 instances within the state, sustaining that motion of lakhs of individuals from one district to a different for poll-related work was the explanation behind it.
“Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) jawans and individuals who got here in from different states for campaigning weren’t made to bear RT-PCR exams,” she stated.
Taking a jibe on the ballot panel, Banerjee additionally stated that the EC banned huge rallies within the poll-bound state “solely after the central leaders wrapped up their conferences, as they barely drew crowds”.
“You (EC) steadfastly caught to your plan of holding the elections in eight phases, regardless of the Covid-19 surge. Is EC a mirror of the BJP, a parrot of the saffron get together?” she underscored.
Claiming that the post-mortem stories of Cooch Behar firing victims have confirmed that pictures have been focused at their torsos, the TMC supremo sought to know “beneath whose directions was this finished? The CID probe will nail these concerned within the case.”
In a dig at PM Narendra Modi over his “Atmanirbhar Bharat” campaign, she said the Covid-19 situation proved the hollowness of the drive “as medicines, vaccine, oxygen, all the pieces went lacking”.
Alleging that the PM and the house minister have been planning to seize Bengal when they need to have ensured ample vaccine and oxygen provide, she stated, “Both of them ought to have resigned over this failure. Did they not know in January that Covid-19 will strike once more?”
Pointing out that the Centre has requested a PSU in Bengal to produce oxygen cylinders to Uttar Pradesh, “depriving the individuals of this state”, she said, “We are utilizing industrial oxygen for medical functions. We are procuring 5,000 cylinders, and presently have 15,000 extra in inventory,” she added.
Claiming that the Centre “appears to be bothered solely about Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh”, the CM said, “Given the grave scenario in these states, I’m not saying they need to not get these amenities. But there needs to be a balanced rationing system for all affected states.
“Beyond chest-thumping and propaganda, this monumentally incompetent central government is of no use.”
She additional stated her authorities, with its personal sources, has to this point vaccinated one lakh individuals.
The TMC supremo urged the get together’s Birbhum district president, Anubrata Mondal, to maneuver court docket and search safety if he’s put beneath EC surveillance “like before”.
She requested get together members to be on guard towards “intimidation by central forces”.
Banerjee, in the course of the day, supplied prayers on the Tarapith Kali temple within the district.
“I prayed for the well being of the people of the state, their prosperity. I prayed that communal forces do not get to rear their heads in Bengal,” she posted on Facebook.