Kolkata, May 16 -- War of words between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and BJP leadership at

the Centre, violence during Amit Shah's roadshow leading to desecration of the bust of iconic social

reformer Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar and invocation of Article 324 snipping last and seventh phase

campaign time permeate the election air of Bengal in this year's Lok Sabha.

In a dramatic development last night, the Election Commission cracking the whip using Article 324 of the Constitution, which was without precedence in the country, truncated the campaign period by almost 19 hours in nine Lok Sabha seats of Bengal going to polls on Sunday.

The move came a day after violence during Tuesday's roadshow by BJP president Amit Shah in the city co...