Election Commission has taken strict action against the violence during the road show in West Bengal yesterday. The Commission has barred the election campaign in Bengal from 10 o’clock on Thursday night. Apart from this, the commission has ordered the removal of additional director general of the West Bengal (Home) Atri Bhattacharya and additional Director General of CID Rajiv Kumar from his posts.
On the other hand, Mamata Banerjee has flared up on the EC’s strict action. She said that the EC has taken this decision on the instructions of the BJP.
Rajiv Kumar is the same police officer who was earlier the police commissioner of Kolkata and whose house was raided by the CBI. The Election Commission has asked him to be present in the Union Home Ministry immediately. The Commission has also banned the posting of video on social media.
EC: ADG CID, Rajiv Kumar stands relieved and attached to MHA. He should report to MHA by 10 am tomorrow.Principal Secy,Home &Health Affairs WB govt stands relieved from his current charge immediately for having interfered in process of conducting polls by directing WB CEO. pic.twitter.com/2AOEbIX7uR— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2019
Seeing the situation in Bengal, it is the biggest action of the Election Commission, which has never been heard before. It is first of its kind action by election commission where EC has ordered to stop election campaign before one days of its deadline to stop the violence. But the biggest blow of this decision of Election Commission is for Mamata Banerjee because some of her senior officials have been removed or transferred by the Election Commission.
On the fragment of Ishwarchand Vidyasagar statue, the commission has expressed displeasure. The Election commission said that strict action would be taken against vandals of statue.
Election Commission: The Commission is deeply anguished at the vandalism done to the statue of Vidyasagar. It is hoped that the vandals are traced by the state administration. pic.twitter.com/IP2NWotJb2— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2019