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Campaigning is in full swing for the fifth phase of assembly elections in West Bengal.
 
Top leaders of various political parties are criss-crossing the poll-bound constituencies in West Bengal.
 
Senior BJP leader Home Minister Amit Shah  has accused Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee of inciting people against the central forces and of doing politics of appeasement even over the deceased. 

Talking to reporters in Shantipur of Nadia district in West Bengal yesterday, Mr Shah said that the Chief Minister should apologize to the people of Bengal for her advice to gherao central forces. 

He was referring to the incidents of Sitalkuchi in Coochbehar where a total of 5 persons were  killed when CISF personnel had to fire in self defence and to control unruly mob yesterday during the fourth phase of elections.

The ECI has stopped voting at the booth no  126  in  Sitalkuchi constituancy after the incident.
 
Mr Shah took part in a road show at Shantipur before attending two more road shows in North 24 Parganas in the afternoon. 

He is also scheduled to address a public meeting in the district. 

On the other hand TMC Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee talked to the deceased families of Sitalkuchi through video conference yesterday. 

She was supposed to meet them yesterday but ECI has banned entry of political leaders to Cooch Behar district for 72 hours. 

Later talking to newspersons at Siliguri, Ms. Banerjee alleged that the CISF was not trained in crowd controlling. 

The TMC supremo said that she would visit Cooch Behar on 14th of this month.



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