Accusing the Election Commission over its order to ban campaigning in West Bengal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Aravind Kejriwal termed EC as ‘biased’. He also asked why the poll panel ordered campaigning be stopped in West Bengal at 10 pm on Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rallies in the state.
It was during his election campaign at Moga in Punjab, Kejriwal told reporters that he strongly condemns the “attitude” of the EC. “We strongly condemn the attitude of the Election Commission. Why was the campaign ordered to be stopped after Modiji’s rallies? We have never seen this biased EC in the history of the country,” the AAP national convener said. Expressing his support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he also hoped that the people of the state “will teach Modi a lesson in the polls”.
Meanwhile, in New Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party volunteers joined in a protest Mobile Torch Rally in Chittaranjan Park area with a group of citizens to protest the violence in West Bengal.
On last Wednesday, the poll panel had ordered to end campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies at 10pm on Thursday, a day before its scheduled deadline, following violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata on Tuesday.