Bengal witnessed a saffron surge on Thursday as the BJP inflicted a body blow to Trinamool Congress by winning 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, up from just two in 2014.
The scene was grimmer at the E M Bypass office, as except guards and few policemen no TMC supporter or party leader could be seen.
Most exit polls forecast a majority for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Lok Sabha elections with varying numbers, as the seven-phase democratic exercise ended Sunday.
The party also said the prime minister even announced that the master plan for the Kedarnath Temple is ready and also addressed the public and the media at the temple town.
Several incidents of car vandalism, bombings, and voter intimidation was reported from West Bengal with the latest being a car bomb explosion near Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home in Kolkata.
Modi, during a rally in Diamond Harbour on May 15, had launched a broadside against West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee.
Chowdhury warned that if any untoward incident happens then the Congress party workers and supporters will out on the street to stage protests.
Though the incident has dented BJP’s image, the party is giving Didi sleepless nights.
The Commission has been under attack from political parties for not curtailing campaigning in nine Lok Sabha seats in the state from Thursday morning.
The TMC, which swept the 2014 general elections in the state by bagging 34 Lok Sabha seats, is unsure about repeating the same performance this time.
Opposition leaders also questioned the duration of ban on campaigning claiming that it has been done to favour the BJP in its campaign in the State.
The EC invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to curtail the campaigning for the last phase of the election on May 19.
BJP parliamentary party secretary Balasubrahmanyam Kamarsu said the delegation also apprised Naidu of the "murderous" attack on Shah.
The EC's action came a day after parts of Kolkata witnessed wide-spread violence during BJP president Amit Shah's massive road show in Kolkata.
Furious BJP supporters retaliated and were seen exchanging blows with their TMC rivals outside the college entrance.