Lok Sabha Election 2019 LATEST Updates: Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad has mentioned that the goal of the social gathering is to defeat the NDA conglomerate and to not battle for the prime minister’s publish. “We have already made our stand clear. If a consensus is made in the favour of Congress, then party will take the leadership but our aim has always been that NDA govt shouldn’t come. We will go with the unanimous decision,” Azad mentioned on Wednesday. Until now, Congress has projected chief Rahul Gandhi as a chief ministerial candidate all through the election.
The Election Commission’s order invoking Article 324 in West Bengal has made Thursday the last day of campaigning in the state, main each the BJP and TMC to pay attention last-minute marketing campaign efforts on a turf which has seen violence all through the Lok Sabha election. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is predicted to carry two rallies within the state – at Mathurapur and Laxmikantpur. TMC chief and Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has two public rallies, at Mathurapur and Diamond Harbour, and two roadshows, at Behala and Kolkata, scheduled on Thursday.
Modi can be travelling to the state after three rallies in Mau, Chandauli and Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, BJP’s South Kolkata candidate Chandra Bose will garland a statue of Vidyasagar with a lotus garland.
Attacking the Election Commission of India for curbing the campaigning for the final section of polls in West Bengal, Mamata had on Wednesday mentioned it’s an “unprecedented,
unconstitutional and unethical reward” to Modi and BJP president Amit Shah by the ballot panel.
Banerjee mentioned she had by no means seen this sort of EC which is “biased and full of RSS people”. “There is no such law and order problem in West Bengal that Article 324 can be clamped. It is unprecedented, unconstitutional, unfair, unethical and politically biased decision” towards which the state will transfer the Supreme Court, she mentioned.
“Mr EC has given a present to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah (by invoking Article 324) in West Bengal for vandalising the statue of Vidyasagar,” she claimed at a press convention held at her Kalighat residence.
Kolkata witnessed widespread violence throughout BJP president Amit Shah’s huge street present Tuesday. A bust of 19th century Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised in the course of the violence. No violence had taken place throughout every other rally of Modi or Shah within the state earlier, she mentioned and requested, “So where is the lawlessness?”
“The ECI is taking all the decisions at the behsest of the BJP. I have never seen this type of ECI ever. I think all the RSS people have been included in the ECI. The ECI is biased,” she alleged.
In the primary such motion in India’s electoral historical past, the EC on Wednesday invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to curtail the campaigning for the final section of the election on 19 May within the wake of violence between BJP and Trinamool Congress staff in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will go to the household of the 19-year-old gangrape survivor in Rajasthan’s Alwar on Thursday. The go to, initially scheduled on Wednesday, needed to postpone his go to as his chopper couldn’t land within the space attributable to unhealthy climate. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, AICC common secretary in-charge of Rajasthan Avinash Pande and deputy chief minister and PCC president Sachin Pilot have been to accompany Rahul.
The 26 April incident had provoked anger and protests throughout the state drawn assaults on the Congress authorities by Modi in addition to BSP chief Mayawati.
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