The victims in the Bardhaman incident were identified as Sheikh Afroz (7) and Sheikh Ibrahim (9). A preliminary report was sent to the Election Commission after it sought a report from the chief secretary, said sources.
Trinamool’s letter to the EC comes on the heels of Adhikari moving the poll panel against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of suppressing ‘facts’ in her nomination papers. Adhikari filed his nomination on March 12.
Bhattacharya’s love for Trinamool goes way back to 2008 when he was a student of Class VIII. “The IPL had started then and my friends had huge posters of cricketers in their rooms. But I only collected photos of Mamata Banerjee,” he says.
Earlier on Sunday, the Election Commission’s Observers in West Bengal had reported back to the poll panel saying there is no evidence of a “premeditated” attempt on Mamata Banerjee’s life, as has been alleged by the Trinamool Congress.
Hours after the TMC chief's comments, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal took to Twitter to counter her accusations. “All possible assistance has been provided by the Railways to the state government during this unfortunate fire accident."
While some sweets have political slogans embossed on them, there are others with carvings of the ruling Trinamool Congress supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the BJP’s poll mascot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi.