National Desk: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday alleged that the Election Commission was adopting a biased attitude against Mamata Banerjee. The party has made this allegation after the Commission recently banned him from campaigning for 24 hours over some remarks made by the West Bengal Chief Minister. The Shiv Sena in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana said that the stature of a constitutional body like the Election Commission (EC) should not be disregarded for political gains. Assembly elections are currently going on in West Bengal and the Shiv Sena, which is not contesting, has extended its support to Trinamool Congress chief Banerjee.
The Election Commission is in favor of Mamata Banerjee, the Marathi daily said. It is our request to the Commission to fold our hands and listen to everyone, not just the BJP. He should not be biased. The editorial claimed that everyone has breached decorum during the election campaign in West Bengal, but only Banerjee is being punished. It said, the Election Commission has broken the myth that all are equal before the law and for this it has chosen the land of West Bengal. He seems to have forgotten that West Bengal is a land of revolutionaries and rebels.
The editorial said that Mamata Banerjee's lone battle will be remembered in history, irrespective of the outcome of the election. The newspaper said that the election commission seems unhappy with Banerjee terming the model code of conduct as Modi's code of conduct. The party said, however, the ground reality in West Bengal is worrying as the CRPF personnel deployed by the Center fired at the mob instead of controlling the violence. Shiv Sena said that the Center should take responsibility for this violence.