Kolkata:The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday ruled out Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee contesting from another seat.
The question of Mamata Banerjee fighting from any other seat does not arise. She is winning Nandigram comfortably, the party sources said.The chief minister said Union Home minister himself is instructing CRPF, BSF and other jawans to help only BJP and its goons.
“I apologized to my Election Commission for their silence. We have given so many letters but they are one-sidedly supporting BJP candidates,” Ms Banerjee said.“Whatever you (Election Commission) try, BJP will not win. In Nandigram, 90% of the votes will to TMC,” the chief minister said.
The TMC supremo questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaigns in West Bengal amidst the second phase of polling on Thursday saying it is a violation of the model code of conduct.
"Why Narendra Modi comes to Bengal on every polling day? Why will he campaign on election day? If we cannot campaign in election areas then why he addresses the people with all facilities including Doordarshan on polling day?" Ms Banerjee questioned.
“Is it not a violation of the model code of conduct?" she raised these questions while talking to mediapersons.The TMC supremo’s remark came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held rallies in Jaynagar and Uluberia on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister while addressing a public rally in Uluberia said, "What happened in Nandigram some time ago, we all saw that Mamata Banerjee has given up. The nomination date for the last phase of voting still remains. Is it true that you (Mamata Banerjee) are going to quietly file nomination from one seat.”
Mamata to win Nandigram seat with huge mandate : Yashwant Sinha
Kolkata:Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Yashwant Sinha on Thursday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will win Nandigram seat with huge mandate.
Addressing a press conference, Mr Sinha said, " As per our information, We are sure Mamata Banerjee will win Nandigram with huge mandate. When voting was underway, Prime Minister cameto Bengal - even though in a different constituency - but such events affect the ongoing voting."TMC leader and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien said, "Mamata has won Nandigram. No amount
of mind games can beat that. BJP has lost it. TMC is performing better than how they performed in previous elections.”“Amit Shah's mind game won't work. Khela hobe. We are still considering going to the Election Commission," Mr O'Brien added.
Senior TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, “We are confident that Mamata Banerjee will win Nandigram. BJP goons have threatened the voters and did not let them cast votes. EC wasn’t
prepared enough for this phase."Meanwhile, the Election Commission (EC) said a separate handwritten complaint was received
from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee via CEO, West Bengal today in the late
afternoon. The same has been forwarded to Special General Observer Ajay Nayak and Special
Police Observer Vivek Dube. They have been asked to send a report by tomorrow 6pm.
“Media has covered the incident of alleged gherao of West Bengal CM and crowding at polling
station no 7 at Nandigram seat today that inter alia resulted in disruption of poll process. General Observer Hemen Das and Police Observer Ashutosh Roy were asked to go to spot,” an EC official said.
“In his report at 4.06 pm today from Boyal Moktab Primary School polling station (in Nandigram), General Observer Hemen Das reported that 'polling was not disrupted at any moment,” the official added.(UNI)