Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, who is fighting to defend her turf against the BJP's aggressive campaign to score in the LokSabha Election, thanked a range of opposition parties, including the Congress and Mayawati, for their support today!
Several leaders rallied behind Banerjee as she hit out at Election Commission's decision to cut short the poll campaign in Bengal following the violent break out on Tuesday at BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata.
She took to Twitter to thank the opposition parties:
"Thanks and gratitude to @Mayawati, @yadavakhilesh, @INCIndia, @ncbn and others for expressing solidarity and support to us and the people of #Bengal. EC's biased actions under the directions of the #BJP are a direct attack on democracy. People will give a befitting reply."
Accusing the Election Commission for following the instructions of the BJP, Banerjee called the move "unethical and unconstitutional" and a "gift for PM Narendra Modi", who was to address two more rallies on Thursday.
She then called out at the PM for calling Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, their kids Rahul and Priyanka and the Kejriwal, Mayawati and herself corrupted. “Who haven't you called corrupt?", she asked.
Today, many of these leaders returned the gesture.
Standing with Banerjee, Mayawati accused PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and other BJP leaders of "planned targeting" of the Bengal CM in a "disgusting" and dangerous manner. "This is unbecoming for the Prime Minister of the country," the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader said.
Meanwhile, the Congress called the EC’s move "an unpardonable betrayal of the Constitution" while alleging that the poll body had "become a pawn in the hands of the Modi-Shah duo."
Congress Spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala said, “The order was aimed "solely at giving a free pass to the PM's rallies," questioning whether the Model Code of Conduct had become "Modi Code of Misconduct".