Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said that she will stage a sit-in to protest the ban imposed on her by the Election Commission. She was scheduled to address four rallies today.
The EC banned her from campaigning for 24 hours citing her repeated jibes against the central forces questioning their political neutrality, and her appeal to minority voters not to divide their votes between different political parties.
The ban issued by the Election Commission has drawn sharp reactions from not only TMC but rival parties CPM and Congress.
TMC supporters have turned to smartphones to use as an election ground. Leaders in the Cooch Behar district have been circulating messages about the incident. Images of Mamata Banerjee talking to the victims’ families; photographs of the bodies; a video of the incident are also being circulated.