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16 Political Events Affected in WB After EC Curtail Campaigning

Meanwhile, the BJP has called for a national protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Wednesday.

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16 Political Events Affected in WB After EC Curtail Campaigning

Eight major political partes had planned at least 16 events in West Bengal for Friday, 17 May, the day when campaigning was to actually end in the state for the May 19 Lok Sabha elections.

On Wednesday, the Election Commission had ordered campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies to end at 10 pm on Thursday, a day before its scheduled deadline, in the wake of violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata.

The Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress, CPI(M), CPI, Bahujan Samaj Party, All-India Forward Block and the Revolutionary Socialist Front had planned a total of 16 events for Friday, according to available data.

Snapshot
  • An SIT has been set up by Kolkata Police Into Vandalism at Vidyasagar College
  • Meanwhile, PM Modi has said he will rebuild Vidyasagar’s statue
  • The EC has been questioned by the opposition after campaigning was cut short in West Bengal by 24 hours
  • Mamata Banerjee had hit the streets to protest against the violence in BJP President Amit Shah’s rally
  • Violence broke out in Kolkata during Amit Shah’s roadshow as BJP and TMC workers clashed

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8:17 PM , 17 May

In WB Constituencies Where Campaigning Was Curtailed, 16 Political Events Affected

Eight major political partes had planned at least 16 events in West Bengal for Friday, the day when campaigning was to actually end in the state for the May 19 Lok Sabha elections.

On Wednesday, the Election Commission had ordered campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies to end at 10 pm on Thursday, a day before its scheduled deadline, in the wake of violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata.

The Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress, CPI(M), CPI, Bahujan Samaj Party, All-India Forward Block and the Revolutionary Socialist Front had planned a total of 16 events for Friday, according to available data.

These events included processions and meetings.

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8:15 AM , 17 May

Vehicles of BJP Candidate Samik Bhattacharya and Party Leader Mukul Roy Attacked

Vehicles of BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Dum Dum, Samik Bhattacharya and party leader Mukul Roy were attacked by unidentified people in Nagerbazar area of the constituency on Thursday night. Bhattacharya and Roy were not present in the vehicles at the time of the incident.

7:50 PM , 16 May

Kolkata Police Sets Up SIT to Probe Vandalism of Vidyasagar's Bust

The Kolkata Police constitutes Special Investigation Team (SIT) for investigation into the vandalism of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue at Vidyasagar College in Kolkata on 14 May.

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7:46 PM , 16 May

Mamata Banerjee Holds Roadshow at Kolkata


Published: 15 May 2019, 10:49 AM IST
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