Kolkata: The All India Trinamool Congress will release its manifesto on Wednesday (March 17) for the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal. Earlier, TMC had announced the release of its manifesto on 9 March, but it was postponed until 11 March in the wake of the Kolkata fire incident, killing nine people.
The ruling party could not release its manifesto on Thursday (March 18) due to the alleged attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during an election campaign in Nandigram on 10 March.
According to reports, TMC President Mamta Banerjee Will address the media from his Kalighat office at 5 pm today. He is expected to issue the party’s manifesto for the upcoming 2021 assembly elections.
Notably, the party released a list of 291 candidates on March 5 for the eight-phase elections beginning on March 27. The votes will be counted on 2 May.
Earlier on Tuesday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee The Election Commission received a strong message, stating that it was not appropriate to humiliate the institution by calling it a party close to the ruling party. The Election Commission said it would not like to “stand in the dock” with repeated innocents and averages.
Despite meeting TMC representatives in Kolkata and the national capital in recent times, “If it is stated by the CM that the commission should meet political parties, it only repeatedly dissolves the institution of the commission with impunity and average The poll panel said in response to a letter from Banerjee to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on 14 March.
Deputy Election Commissioner in-charge of West Bengal Sudeep Jain wrote to Banerjee, “The Commission maintains the position that they would not like to stand in the dock for alleged closeness with any political entity.”
Recently, TMC had urged the panel to remove Jain as in-charge of West Bengal and questioned his impartiality. The commission, however, defended Jain with a press statement.
(With agency inputs)