Lok Sabha elections: BJP, RSS activists entering West Bengal sporting uniform of central forces, says Mamata Banerjee

Continuing her relentless attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it was using central forces to influence voters in the state.

Lok Sabha elections 2019 BJP, RSS activists entering West Bengal sporting uniform of central forces, says Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI Photo
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 12 May 2019 04:37 PM
KOLKATA: Continuing her relentless attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it was using central forces to influence voters in the state. The TMC supremo said she feared that BJP and RSS activists have entered West Bengal, sporting the uniform of the forces, to conduct polling. She said this while addressing a rally in Basanti area of South 24 Parganas district.

"I do not disrespect the central forces. But they are being instructed to influence the voters. On the pretext of deploying central forces in West Bengal, the BJP is forcefully pushing BJP and RSS activists here.


"I doubt that some RSS activists in (central forces') uniform are being pushed into West Bengal," PTI quoted Banerjee as saying.

Banerjee also said that a Trinamool Congress worker was injured in the firing by the central forces officers in- charge of the security of BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh in Ghatal constituency. "Today, there was firing by the central forces inside a booth. I have heard that one of my brothers, belonging to the minority community, was injured," she said.

Banerjee also alleged that central forces personnel were asking voters standing in queues to exercise franchise in favour of the saffron party.

"How can they do that? Is this the job of the central forces to ask voters to cast vote for the BJP? A few retired officers are being used by the Modi government to conduct polling here and they are doing whatever they feel like," Banerjee said.

"You should be ashamed of doing this (asking people to vote for Modi)... You are here to do a job. Today you are under Modi, tomorrow you will be under somebody else. Then what will you do?," she said.

In Sunday's sixth phase of polling in eight Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, around 770 companies of central forces were deployed to ensure free and fair elections.

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