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Mamata attacks EC, says voters 'tortured' by central forces

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, April 25: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday lashed out at the Election Commission yet again, accusing central forces of “torturing” the electorate during the fourth phase of the assembly polls. “Today, I heard that in the me of central forces, voters were tortured. Can you imagine section 144 (prohibitory orders) has been imposed? Elections are a celebration of democracy and they (the EC) are saying ‘restrict people’s movement’ and put them under curfew. What is this nonsense? Nuisance is going on,” she said at an election rally in Patuli in suburban Kolkata. The Trimool Congress supremo dubbed the opposition (CPI-M, BJP and Congress) as “cowards” and said they don’t trust people. “No one should vote for them. This proves their failure. The power-brokers of CPI-M and the BJP leaders of Delhi, I tell you, you will not benefit from this,” she asserted. Reiterating her grievance about the polls extending for “three months” whereas in states like Kerala and Tamil du, they span only one day, Banerjee said developmental work was hampered due to the time frame. (IANS)

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