What About Those Behind Saturday’s Flare-up? Asks Malviya, Sees ‘Appeasement’ in CM’s Concern
I extend my condolences to the bereaved families and urge the Election Commission to take stern action against those responsible. “Mamata Didi and her TMC goons have become jittery because of ground swell of support for BJP,” Modi told an election rally in North Bengal’s Siliguri.
The chief minister, who rushed to North Bengal and said she will meet the bereaved families, demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah and a reply from him on firing by the central forces which led to the death of people “standing in the queue to vote”. Asserting that she had apprehended such an incident all along, Banerjee said, “After killing so many people, they (Election Commission) are saying the firing was in self- defence. They should feel ashamed.” “This is a lie….The central forces opened fire on people standing in the line for voting, killing 4 in Sitalkuchi. I had been apprehending the forces would act in such a manner for long. As the BJP knows it has lost the people’s mandate, they are conspiring to kill people,” she said at a rally in North 24 Parganas district. The chief minister said a CID probe will be instituted into the incident.