Accusing the Election Commission (EC) of being "biased", Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal asked questioned the poll body’s order on the ban on campaigning in West Bengal on Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rallies in the state.
On Wednesday, the poll panel had invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to end campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies at 10 pm on Thursday, a day prior to its scheduled deadline which was followed by a violent breakout between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Polling for the nine Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal will be held on May 19th.
During his election campaign at Moga in Punjab, Kejriwal claimed that he strongly condemns the "attitude" of the EC.
He said, "We strongly condemn the attitude of the Election Commission. Why was the campaign ordered to be stopped after Modiji's rallies? We have never seen this biased EC in the history of the country.”
Supporting the West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, he hoped that the people of the state "will teach PM Modi a lesson in the polls".
In New Delhi, AAP volunteers joined in a protest Mobile Torch Rally in Chittaranjan Park area with a group of citizens to protest against the violence in West Bengal.
AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj, who was a part of the protest, said, "What is happening in West Bengal is extremely serious and shows our democracy is in danger."