Vote for BJP to end 'tolabaji, tushtikaran, tanashahi' prevailing under Mamata Banerjee's rule: Nadda
Nadda was addressing a gathering while holding a roadshow in support of the party's candidate from North Dinajpur, Krishna Kumar Kalyani.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram also criticised the prime minister for his 'Didi-O-Didi' remark, asking if this is the manner in which the prime minister should refer to a chief minister.
Amit Shah, while addressing a rally here in Purba Bardhaman district, claimed that Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will have to make an exit after losing the Nandigram seat to the BJP.
The Congress leader also urged "all political leaders to think deeply about the consequences of holding large public rallies under the current circumstances."
At least four persons died outside a polling booth in Sitalkuchi assembly constituency on April 10 when CISF personnel opened fire in "self defence" allegedly after coming under attack from locals.
Shah blames Mamata for Sitalkuchi violence, says her 'advice to gherao central forces instigated attack'
Noting that polling in the first three phases was by and large peaceful, Amit Shah appealed to all the political parties to abide by the Election Commission rules in the next four phases.
The highest turnout of 79.73 per cent was registered in Cooch Behar district, followed by 76.2 per cent polling in Hoogly.
In a preliminary report, the police said Central Industrial Security Force personnel opened fire after a group of 200-odd villagers allegedly attacked them and tried to snatch their weapons.
A first-time voter was shot dead by unidentified persons outside a polling booth in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district.
Mamata Banerjee-led TMC had joined hands with the Congress to oust the Left Front from power in 2011.
Sitting on a wooden chair in his small book store, Surojit Dey was looking at the BJP roadshow marching along the arterial road of Alipurduar.
EC had issued her a notice over alleged appeal for votes along communal lines, saying it was in violation of the model code and the Representation of the People Act.
"The way TMC has appealed to minority voters to come together and vote for the TMC indicates that their minority vote bank is also slipping away," added Shah.
Anti-Romeo sqauds were launched in Uttar Pradesh to ensure 'safety of women' soon after Adityanath assumed power in 2017.
Addressing a public meeting in Hooghly district, Mamata Banerjee alleged central forces are working on instructions of the 'Union Home Ministry run by Amit Shah.'