Mangolkot (West Bengal), Apr 9 UNI | 4 months ago

Without naming the Election Commission (EC), Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today attacked it again, a day after her Government accepted the EC's order for the transfer of five Superintendent of Police, one District Magistrate and two Additional District Magistrates in the state.

Addressing an election meeting here, Ms Banerjee said, 'It is not possible to change the government by transferring some officials. People of the state will reply to it in the polls.'

'West Bengal is being insulted by acts under the direction of Delhi. We want a befitting reply to it from the people of the state in the elections,' she observed.

'Democracy has returned in the state after a long time and people of the state should protest any attempt to destroy it,' Ms Banerjee maintained. 'We are not slaves of anybody. Also the Congress, the BJP and the Left should remind it,' she observed. Ms Banerjee also accused a section of the media of 'conspiracy' against her party and asked the people not to be 'provoked' by it.

Informatively, at a news conference in Durgapur last night, Ms Banerjee had conceded to the EC's order of transferring the officials and the same was executed during the day. She, however, had mentioned that all the transferred officials would be brought back once the elections were over.

'We accept the EC's order. However, we will bring back with full honour all these officers to their original posting after the elections,' Ms Banerjee had commented.

(Posted on 09-04-2014)