"According to the Constitution once the elections are declared, the Election Commission has every right to transfer officials if its feel so. Now, the Chief Minister is saying something different. It has created a constitutional crisis," Chatterjee said.

“The matter has set a bad precedent and should be solved immediately,” he added.

The election authorities in West Bengal on Monday ordered immediate removal of five Superintendents of Police and one District Magistrate from poll duties, triggering a showdown with Banerjee who defied the directive.

A furious Banerjee had said none of the officials would be shifted as long as she is the Chief Minister and dared the poll panel to act against her while asserting she is prepared to be arrested and go to jail.


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