Quoting an internal exit poll done by the BJP, party president Amit Shah said, "We are getting more than 17 seats from Northeast". A bust of 19th century social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was seen lying shattered, with the TMCP activists blaming the BJP, while the saffron party functionaries pointed fingers at the Trinamool.
It also ordered the removal of Principal Secretary (Home) Atri Bhattacharya and Additional Director General, CID, Rajiv Kumar from their postings in West Bengal.
- ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2019Election Commission: This is probably the first time that ECI has invoked Article 324 in this manner but it may not be last in cases of repetition of lawlessness and violence which vitiate the conduct of polls in a peaceful manner. "He should report to MHA by 10 am tomorrow". The review meeting will be held today (Wednesday) via video conference.
It said liquor or similar intoxicants can not be served in election going areas in bars, hotels and shops during the ban period.More news: Protestors arrested after Sydney Harbour Bridge stunt
More than 100 supporters of Modi's party were detained for violence in West Bengal on Tuesday, police said.
The Prime Minister also began the roadshow after paying tributes to Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya's statue outside Banaras Hindu University.
Modi also said that a section of students of the Calcutta University have started to reveal "the dirty politics" of Banerjee and her party leaders who were behind Tuesday's clashes which left a number of persons injured on both sides.
The EC has barred election campaigning in Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kolkata Dakshin and Kolkata Uttar.More news: Serena Williams pulls out of Italian Open with knee injury
The order on curtailment of the campaigning was signed by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Arun Jaitley tweeted that the EC's direction points at the breakdown of constitutional machinery in West Bengal. Voting is to be held in 10 constituencies on May 19 in the state, which sends 42 lawmakers to the Parliament. It is hoped that the vandals are traced by the state administration.
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