The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday lodged a complaint to Election Commission against the West Bengal government alleging that Mamata Banerjee is misusing state machinery. “We have demanded that the state of West Bengal should be declared as super-sensitive state. We've also demanded that central forces should be deployed at all polling booths,” senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said after meeting poll panel.
The BJP delegation also requested the Election Commission to take action against Rahul Gandhi for levelling unverified allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “We've requested EC to take action against Rahul Gandhi for levelling unverified allegations against PM yesterday in Ahmedabad, when the Model Code of Conduct is already in effect,” Ravi Shankar added.
While speaking to the media, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Bengal is the only state in the country where over 100 people were killed in the local elections so deployment of central police forces at all booths is a must. “We have conveyed to the EC that Bengal’s track record in free & fair election is very very deplorable,” Prasad said.
He also alleged that the state policemen act like Trinamool cadre. The BJP said officers who are “close” to the Mamata Banerjee government should be kept away during the general elections. “Officers sit on demonstration with the chief minister. Such officers should be removed. Need an impartial election,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad.