West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in an apparent jibe at state BJP leaders, said on Monday that those threatening of more Cooch Behar-like killings should be banned politically. She wondered what kind of human beings are politicians who say that there will be more Sitalkuchi-like incidents and that the death toll should have been higher.
“I am really sad and ashamed, I haven’t seen this kind of PM who crosses the line while speaking. I have worked for all religions. What have I not done? Now only one thing is left, ‘BJP hatao desh bachao’. Left and Congress are BJP agents,” Banerjee said.
She further went on to say: “I request Election Commission with folded hands – don’t listen only to BJP, listen to all. Don’t be partial.”
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah held a roadshow in Kalimpong, ahead of the fifth phase of polls.
PM Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in Bardhaman, asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee not to disrespect the central forces guarding people at polling booths by levelling baseless allegations. This comes a day after Banerjee had accused of the CISF of killing four people in Cooch Behar district during the fourth phase of polling, terming the incident as a “genocide”.