Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has lashed out at the Election Commission over the firing incidents in Cooch Behar district during the fourth phase of polling in West Bengal, which claimed four lives.

The Election Commission had late Saturday evening barred all politicians from entering the Cooch Behar district following the violence.

On Sunday morning, Mamata took to Twitter to state that the "Election Commission should rename MCC (Model Code of Conduct) as Modi Code of Conduct!"

 

 

She further said, "BJP can use all its might, but nothing in this world can stop me from being with my people and sharing their pain. They can restrict me from visiting my brothers and sisters in Cooch Behar for three days, but I will be there on the fourth day!"

Describing the series of event leading to the firing, the EC said that the locals allegedly attacked Central Industrial Security Force personnel and tried to snatch their rifles due to a misunderstanding.

In its order on Saturday evening, the EC said: "The Election Commission of India further directs that the silence period for phase 5 (April 17) shall be extended to 72 hours. No campaigning shall be permitted during 72 hours before the close of the poll in order to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections."

Normally, the silence period before the voting day is 48 hours.