Kolkata: A day after the Election Commission (EC) invoked Article 324 and curtailed campaigning by a day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday stuck her neck out to allege that the poll body was hand in glove with the BJP. (Catch Complete Coverage of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Here)

Speaking in Mathurapur in South 24 Parganas, Banerjee said, “Last night we came to know that the BJP had filed a complaint with the EC so that we can’t hold any meeting after Narendra Modi’s meeting. EC is the brother of the BJP, earlier it was an impartial body now everyone in the country says EC has sold out to BJP.”

She added, “I feel sad but I don’t have anything to say, I am ready to go to jail for saying this. I am not scared to say the truth.”

Reacting to PM Modi’s assurance that a grander statue of Vidyasagar would be erected at the same spot, Banerjee said, “He (PM) said he’ll make Vidyasagar statue. Bengal has money to make the statue. Can he give back the 200-year-old heritage? We’ve proof and you say that TMC has done (it). Aren’t you ashamed? He should do sit-ups for lying so much. Liar. Prove allegations otherwise we’ll drag you to jail.”