Why the Trinamool is gunning for BJP over early deployment of central forces
Rarely have paramilitary forces been deployed in states even before election dates are announced. However, this is not the case with West Bengal this time. Even though elections are likely to be held in April-May, the Election Commission is yet to announce the dates for Bengal. Despite this, paramilitary forces have already landed in the state and are conducting flag marches in Kolkata and in sensitive pockets in the districts.
The Trinamool, expectedly, is crying foul, calling the Centre's move unconstitutional. The BJP has welcomed the step, citing repeated attacks on its workers allegedly by Trinamool supporters in the run-up to elections.