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Biman slams Mamata on EC defiance

Biman slams Mamata on EC defiance

India Blooms News Service | | 08 Apr 2014, 03:57 pm
Kolkata, Apr 8 (IBNS) Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Tuesday said the Election Commission decision to direct transfer of officials in West Bengal ahead of the polls is based on facts.

"The Election Commission has taken a decision based on facts. They have heeded to the complaints by various political parties," said Bose addressing media in Kolkata and making an attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for painting a rosy picture of law and order in the state.

Bose said there is no law and order in the state and many of their party workers were killed in the past years.

"The law has to follow its own course. The word of the chief minister cannot be the law," said Bose, who also rooted for a Third Front in Delhi after polls.

Earlier, the West Bengal government in a standoff with the Election Commission (EC) said that it would not be able to transfer eight state officials during the Lok Sabha elections.

"The shuffle would lead to administrative problems and should hence be reconsidered," state Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra wrote in his letter to the EC.

The EC had set a deadline till 2.30 pm on Tuesday for the West Bengal government to transfer the state officials as per its order.

The EC on Tuesday said it might cancel polls in West Bengal if state chief minister Mamata Banerjee refuses to abide by its order on transferring five Superintendents of Police (SPs), one district magistrate and two additional district magistrates.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo on Monday attacked the EC over the transfer of the state officials and said she will fight alone and will not bow down before it.

She called the Commission's decision is a 'conspiracy'.