Watch: Mamata is fighting EC and not opposition parties, claims PM Modi

Modi also accused Mamata of misusing the state machinery by asking the state's chief secretary to reply to the EC's showcause notice on her behalf.

FP Staff April 18, 2016 18:39:25 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not fighting elections against oppositions but with the Election Commission. Addressing a rally at Krishnanagar in poll-bound West Bengal, PM Modi said the Trinamool Congress has already accepted its defeat in the upcoming elections and as a result they are now fighting against the Election Commission.

Watch Mamata is fighting EC and not opposition parties claims PM Modi

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

At the election rally in Krishnanagar on Sunday, Modi accused Banerjee of misusing the state machinery by asking the state's chief secretary to reply to the EC's showcause notice on her behalf.

"Polls will come and go, but if these institutions are destroyed, the country will not be able to be run. The EC gave notice to you and it was your responsibility to put forth your stand, your views but instead you are saying, you will see the EC after 19 May (day of counting)," he said

Modi was referring to Banerjee's 14 April outburst against the poll panel after getting a show-cause notice for violation of the model code of conduct.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission (EC) will examine the CD of Modi's speech, an official said.

With inputs from agencies

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