West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday questioned the timing of the Lok Sabha polls, claiming that the voting process was dragged for three months at the behest of the BJP. Also Read - 'I Apologise... Just Forgot the Name': Kamal Nath Explains 'Item' Jibe After Controversy, EC Takes Note
Addressing a rally in Khanakul in Hooghly district, Banerjee also said that polls have never been held for such a long period of time in the history of the country. Also Read - 'Citizenship Amendment Act Will be Implemented Soon': BJP President JP Nadda in West Bengal
“It’s our bad luck that Lok Sabha elections are being held in peak summer. It’s so hot now. People have to cast their votes battling this heat. Last year, we (West Bengal government) had finished the panchayat elections by March (last year). But they (the BJP) dragged the general election till May,” she said. Also Read - Rajasthan News: BJP Leader Beaten up by Miscreants Over Property Issue in Dholpur
The general election was planned in a manner to suit the BJP leaders, she claimed.
“Polls are being held in seven phases. It has been planned in such a way that the BJP leaders can move from one state to another for campaigning,” she added.