The West Bengal chief minister added that she intends to go to Sitalkuchi, the place of the firing, by 14 April however the EC is ‘proscribing entry’ into Cooch Behar district
Siliguri: Describing the incident of firing in Cooch Behar as a “genocide”, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday stated the Election Commission has restricted the entry of politicians within the district for 72 hours because it seeks to “suppress facts”.
The TMC supremo, whereas addressing a press meet, claimed that central forces “sprayed bullets aiming at the torso of the victims” in Sitalkuchi space, when the fourth section of polling was underway within the state.
“There was genocide at Sitalkuchi. I would like to visit Sitalkuchi by 14 April. The EC is trying to suppress facts by restricting entry in Cooch Behar. We have an incompetent home minister and an incompetent central government,” Banerjee stated.
“যত লোক গুলি করেছে, যতগুলো গুলি করেছে, সব কিন্তু বুকের উপরে করেছে। এটা GENOCIDE।”
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) April 11, 2021
Four individuals died on Saturday when CISF personnel opened hearth allegedly after coming underneath assault from locals, who “attempted to snatch their rifles”, the police had stated.
“The CISF doesn’t know how to handle situations. Since the first phase of elections, I had been saying that a section of the central forces are committing atrocities on people. I had flagged the issue in Nandigram, but none paid attention to my words,” she acknowledged.
The TMC chief additionally spoke to the brother of one of many deceased over a video name, within the midst of the press meet, and promised all assist to the bereaved household.
The man, on his half, was heard saying that the jawans had opened hearth on the voters.
“He (one of the four killed in firing) was standing in a queue when the jawans opened fire. His wife is pregnant. They also have a three-year-old child. Our parents are shocked and devastated,” the person informed the chief minister. Banerjee requested an area TMC chief, who made preparations for the video chat from Sitalkuchi, to ship her a replica of the FIR filed in reference to the incident.
“I will be addressing election meetings today, but with a heavy heart. The episode keeps haunting me,” the chief minister stated, including that occasion employees will stage protests in opposition to the incident throughout the state.
Taking to Twitter, Banerjee, in a jibe on the ballot panel, additionally stated that the “EC should rename MCC (Model Code of Conduct) as Modi Code of Conduct!”
“BJP can use all its might but NOTHING in this world can stop me from being with my people & sharing their pain. They can restrict me from visiting my brothers & sisters in Cooch Behar for 3 days but I WILL be there on the 4th day!,” she posted on the microblogging website.