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RSS cadre ‘disguised’ as Central forces: Mamata Banerjee

THE ASIAN AGE. | RAJIB CHOWDHURI
Published : May 13, 2019, 5:17 am IST
Updated : May 13, 2019, 6:15 am IST

Banerjee wondered about the fate of the central forces when Mr Modi would not remain in power at the Centre.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Basanti in South 24 Parganas on Sunday. (Photo: Asian Age)
 West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Basanti in South 24 Parganas on Sunday. (Photo: Asian Age)

Kolkata: Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday suspected that the BJP and RSS workers have sneaked into West Bengal wearing the central paramilitary forces’ uniform for manipulation of votes during the Lok Sabha Election.

She also accused the central forces of directing the voters to cast their ballots for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ms Banerjee wondered about the fate of the central forces when Mr Modi would not remain in power at the Centre.

Addressing a poll campaign rally at Basanti in South 24 Parganas the West Bengal chief minister alleged, “Polling was held whole day at many places. I do not disrespect the central forces. But they have been picked up selectively and have been tutored. A retired officer who is also the husband of the BJP candidate of Maldah South Lok Sabha constituency, is deploying the central forces.”

She claimed, “The retired officers can not do this. It is illegal. Still the BJP has forcibly brought some RSS workers in disguise of the central forces personnel. I have great doubt whether some RSS workers are sent in central forces’ uniform. It is my suspicion.” Referring to the firing by security personnel of Bharati Ghosh, the BJP candidate of Ghatal, after she came under attack Ms Banerjee lashed out at the central forces.

“Even today I have heard that the central forces have opened firing at booth in many places. At Keshpur a brother of mine from the minority community has been injured. At some places the forces are asking the voters to cast their ballots in favour of Modiji. They can not say this. It is illegal. If they repeat it her, lodge complaints immediately. They will be removed soon,” the Trinamul chief told the crowd.

She complained, “Some people were caught red-handed in Midnapore saying: Modi Ko Vote Do, BJP Ko Aur Ek Baar Vote De Do. Who are you?

You only work. Dont you feel ashamed that you are campaigning for Modi. Today you are under Modi. What will you do tomorrow when Modi will not be in power? Will you rolling over the road?.” or will you crawl? As the day (read May 23) is nearing, their (BJP) jealousy is only increasing. They have become sure of their defeat.”

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Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]