Classic case of constitutional breakdown: Jaitley on Bengal

Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday took a swipe at West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress as he dubbed the Election Commission’s decision to cut short the poll campaign in the state a “classic case of breakdown of constitutional machinery”.

“A free campaign is not possible and therefore, the campaign has to be cut short. This is a classical case of breakdown of the Constitutional Machinery,” he said in a series of tweets.

He said the Election Commission has effectively held Bengal to be “a state in anarchy”.

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