Kolkata, March 18: Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday (March 18) took a dig at the Election Commission (EC) over its decision to transfer officials ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.
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Saying the Centre was behaving as if there is an Emergency situation in the state, Banerjee asked whether the EC will bring in forces from the United States to hold elections in the state. "If Bengal's administration can't be trusted while holding elections in the state, we will also demand to bring in forces from elsewhere while holding elections in Delhi," she said in a rally.
"Call Mr Obama. He will help you in conducting the elections," Banerjee said targeting the commission over the latter's act of transferring officials to ensure that the April-May elections are held fairly.
"Whoever you are transferring are our officers. You are shifting them for one or one-half-months. They will be back after that. It will not make any difference," the TMC supremo said before asking the commission to bring in personnel from the US.
She also lashed out at the Opposition BJP and Left, asking whether the commission would help them win votes.
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The Left retaliated against Banerjee, saying she was worried and hence making such statements. Left MP Mohammad Salim said it was former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton who had come to meet Banerjee after she came to power in 2012.