Kolkata: The Congress today questioned the independence and fairness of the Election Commission over its order prohibiting and restricting the campaigning in West Bengal in view of violence in the state.
Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said in New Delhi that the poll body is working under the pressure of BJP and has abdicated its Constitutional duty.
He said, the Election Commission's order seems aiming solely at giving a free pass to the public rallies of the Prime Minister at Mathurapur and Dum Dum today.
Mr Surjewala said, BJP led by its President Amit Shah is responsible for Tuesday's violence during his roadshow in Kolkata.
BSP Chief Mayawati today said, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is being targeted as part of a conspiracy to divert attention from failures of the BJP government.
Talking to reporters in Lucknow, Ms Mayawati said, the Election Commission curtailed campaigning in the state under the pressure of the central government.
She alleged that the Lok Sabha polls are not being held in a totally free and fair manner. (AIR NEWS)