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Trinamool Congress hits back at PM Modi's 'murder of democracy in Bengal' remark


Kolkata, May 16 (DC): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday touched heavily upon the violence created by the ruling Trinamool Congress during the West Bengal panchayat polls, saying democracy was "murdered" for narrow political interests.

"People weren't allowed to file nominations. It isn't only BJP people who suffered. People from all the leading parties except the one that rules Bengal suffered. This is serious. A land as great as West Bengal has to see such sights, it is unfortunate," the Prime Minister said, adding that such malpractices are worrying in a democracy.

However, the Trinamool Congress hit back and dismissed the Prime Minister's comments. TMC’s secretary general Partha Chatterjee told NDTV, "The Prime Minister has reacted to his disappointment at not getting a majority in Karnataka. That's why he wanted to switch attention to Bengal."

He also added, "In this panchayat poll, Trinamool lost the highest number of workers compared to any other party and has the highest number of injured workers. Everyone knows BJP workers created disturbance during the polls, threatened everyone."

Re-polling in 568 booths across West Bengal from where the State Election Commission (SEC) had received complaints of violence during the panchayat poll, began on Wednesday amid tight security.


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  • Mohandas, Shirva

    Wed, May 16 2018

    MODi = Murderer of Democratic India.

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    What is the Governor doing there?
    Suggest for President's rule.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Wed, May 16 2018

    He thinks if he says hundred times same lie people will trust him....

    Actually he and Jootley murdering Indian economy...... se the dollar value now....

    Where is Sri sri sri, who said if Modi becoe PM dollar rate will come down to Rs 40.....

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  • Divya, Bondel

    Wed, May 16 2018

    you ppl still blame Modi for trinamool idiots throwing ballet papers into river,.. Shame on you.. please try not to defend anti india activities.

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