Opposition United due to the EC Decision to Curtail Campaign in West BengalVijayan Sankar (Author) Published Date : May 17, 2019 12:17 IST
Opposition once again united due to the EC's decision to curtail campaign in West BengalThe PM aspirations of Mamata and Mayavati made the crucial opposition meeting of 21st May cancelled. But the decision of the Election Commission to curtail the campaign in West Bengal at 10 PM yesterday has united the opposition again. The election campaign to stop 20 hours before at 10 PM yesterday was the exact time of the conclusion of Prime Minister Modi's meeting in Mathurapur in West Bengal.
No schedule of campaign by PM Modi today in West BengalWith yesterday's last two meetings of Modi, there is no schedule of the campaign for him in West Bengal today. But today was supposed to be the last day of the campaign in West Bengal. The reason cited by the election commission for cutting short the campaign in West Bengal is the violence during the BJP President Amit Shah's rally on Wednesday.
Opposition parties to meet Election Commission to lift the ban on the campaignMayavati, Akhilesh Yadav, Kejrival, Congress, Communists, and many other opposition leaders vehemently opposed the decision of election commission. They all in one voice it is favoring BJP and is acting on the orders of Modi and Amit Shah. Three parties, including the Congress, have submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission to revoke the 20 hours ban of the campaign in West Bengal.
Sonia Gandhi convenes opposition meeting on 23rd MayThis campaign ban by Election commission which is first of its kind is seen as providing a better opportunity to BJP by all parties. Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi, the seasoned politician who was responsible for bringing the opposition together in 2004 to come to power, has convened opposition meeting. She was successful in 2004 and was able to make Congress rule the country for the next ten years. Will she is successful or not this time is to be seen on 23rd May.
Opposition United due to the EC Decision to Curtail Campaign in West Bengal