Added on : 2018-05-14 18:13:09
Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Asansol, Babul Supriyo, has demanded imposition of President’s rule in West Bengal in the wake of the violence during panchayat elections in the state. Speaking to news agency ANI, Supriyo termed Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in West Bengal as shameless. He said that the West Bengal government could not be expected to follow any kind of constitutional behaviour. “Not surprised by all the incidents that are happening since morning. Bengal govt is a shameless govt, you cannot expect them to follow any kind of constitutional behaviour. I demand President's Rule in West Bengal,” said the BJP MP. Reiterating similar views, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) will be seen as complicit in the ruling Trinamool Congress' "project of destroying democracy" if it does not act to restore faith in the electoral process.
More than 20 people also suffered injuries during the clashes while media vehicles were also torched amid political violence. The Opposition alleged that members of the ruling Trinamool Congress are not letting voters enter poll booths.