Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday that the Covid crisis in the country was the result of the Centre “not doing any work” in the last six months as Union Ministers and leaders were visiting Bengal daily to “capture” it.Warning of stern action against communal incitements, the Chief Minister claimed the BJP was provoking violence after failing to win the elections.
“I can challenge that had the Election Commission not helped them directly, they (BJP) could not have won even 30 seats. In this election, rigging took place in some places under the watch of the poll panel,” she alleged, stressing the need to reform the EC.
“Now, they cannot accept the mandate of the people and are trying to incite violence by posting fake videos,” she claimed. The CM directed the administration to take stern action against those trying to provoke violence and communal tensions.
Mamata said central forces personnel were in the state during the elections without undergoing RT-PCR Covid tests, resulting in the spread of infection. The CM claimed the Centre did no work in the last six months.