Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh has said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is frustrated because she knows TMC's defeat is the Assembly elections is certain. Singh said that questioning the Election Commission order to ban Mamata Banerjee from campaigning is not justified. He said that the poll body takes decisions after deliberations, adding that it will lead to anarchy if such decisions are not taken.
Singh said that Mamata's charges leveled against the poll body are baseless. He said that she tried to polarise voters with her remarks and Election Commission's ban are justified.
"...in such circumstances, the action taken by Election Commission against is justified," he told India TV during an exclusive conversation.
On Mamata accusing the central forces .. Rajnath said that security officials are deployed by the Election Commission to ensure free and fair conduct of the democratic exercise and they discharge duties with utmost honesty and sincerity.
"You have never seen such accusations leveled by any other state against the central forces. I want to ask TMC people that why such accusations are leveled against them only in Bengal," he said.
"The TMC and Mamta Didi are frustrated and they are well aware about the situation. Their defeat is imminent. They, therefore, speak whatever comes in their minds. They speak against the Election Commissio, they speak against BJP workers and murder BJP workers... ," the BJP leader said.
Earlier on Monday, the ECI barred Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in any manner for 24 hours over her remarks asking the Muslim community to vote for the TMC and accusing the central forces of intimidating voters.
The fifth of the eight-phase Assembly election in Bengal is scheduled to be held on April 17. The results will be declared on May 2.