In a scathing attack on the ruling TMC government in West Bengal, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley came down hard on the state government for the violence during the road show of BJP president Amit Shah in Kolkata.
In one of his several his tweets , Jaitley deplored and wondered if West Bengal is being run by a “government of gangsters”.
Has Bengal acquired a Government of Gangsters? The attack on Amit Shah’s peaceful rally by the TMC is deplorable . Is a free & fair Poll possible in Bengal? All eyes are now on the Election Commission.
— Chowkidar Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 14, 2019
All eyes will be now on the Election Commission of India to ensure free and fair Lok Sabha polls in the state in the last phase on May 19, he said in a series of tweets.
BJP and TMC supporters fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive roadshow by Amit Shah, who escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by police.
Polling is schedule to take place for nine Lok Sabha seats of West Bengal on May 19, the seventh and last phase of the ongoing general elections.