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In a first, EC curtails campaigning in West Bengal’s 9 Lok Sabha seats

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New Delhi, May 15, 2019: The Election Commission on Wednesday prohibited all campaigning in the nine Lok Sabha seats set to go to polls in West Bengal on May 19. The prohibition comes into effect from Thursday.

A day after the Trinamool Congress and BJP workers clashed in West Bengal, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee organised a roadshow in Kolkata to protest against the violence and vandalism during Amit Shah’s roadshow in the state capital.

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Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress continued to trade barbs on Wednesday following violent clashes between the workers of the two parties during Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata a day earlier. Meanwhile, high-pitched electioneering continued across the country, with political parties making the most of their final days to woo voters in the run-up to the final phase of the Lok Sabha Election on May 19.

Following a meeting with Vice President Venkaiah Naidu​, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar confirms that the party submitted a memorandum and demanded a report over the violence and arson on Tuesday during Amit Shah’s roadshow. Referring to Shah, Javadekar says, "Protection of Rajya Sabha members is the responsibility of the house and Chairman."