Actor-turned BJP leader Jay Banerjee on 20 September sparked off a controversy by saying that the Election Commission of India was under his party's control and the next Assembly election would be conducted under Army surveillance.
Addressing a party meet at Mayureswar, near Suri, Banerjee alleged that the opposition TMC had defeated them in the last Lok Sabha election by using "unfair means".
"They had defeated us by cheating. But in the coming Assembly election it will not be possible as it will be held under Army vigilance and the Election Commission is in our hands," Banerjee claimed.
"Our central leaders have said that after winning the Bihar election, bulldozer will be run in West Bengal," he said.
Reacting to the allegation, Anubrata Mondal, TMC's Birbhum district president, said in Bolpur, "We don't know what kind of bulldozer they will run. The common people are with us. Led by Mamata Banerjee, our party will win all 11 Assembly seats in Birbhum.