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Shameful fall for once-independent EC: Cong on Bengal campaign curtailment

The Congress came down heavily on the Election Commission on Wednesday after it cut short the campaign period in West Bengal in view of violence, saying it has been a shameful fall for a once-independent constitutional body . Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the use of Article 324 by the EC is an unpardonable betrayal of the Constitution as the poll body has failed to maintain a level-playing field. Today is a dark day in the history of democracy. EC s order on W.Bengal negates the due process under Art 14 21 and abdicates its Constitutional duty under Art 324 to ensure level playing field. This is an unpardonable betrayal of the Constitution! he tweeted. He alleged that the poll panel had failed to act on his party s complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. Over 11 complaints filed with EC against PM Modi Amit Shah- No action. Violence by BJP and intimidation by Amit Shah-No action. Now, permit Modiji s rallies on ...

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