The Election Fee has given a clear chit to the Central Industrial Safety Drive (CISF) jawans and stated that they needed to open fireplace in self defence.
Veteran CPI(M) chief Biman Bose, who led a delegation that met with Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab in the course of the day, contended that the EC‘s determination was primarily based on “hypothetical” experiences offered by the district Justice of the Peace and the superintendent of police in Cooch Behar.
“Why is that no person shot a video of the incident on a mobile phone? Everybody, from the mediapersons to widespread folks, is in possession of sensible telephones. The EC says the central forces have been compelled to open fireplace. However the report of the DM and the SP just isn’t clear,” Bose stated.
He additionally emphasised that the ballot panel’s integrity has at all times remained intact, and there shouldn’t be any scope to boost questions now”.
Bose additional stated that the delegation, of which senior Congress chief Abdul Mannan was additionally a member, has urged the CEO to make sure that “nobody will get to flee after making provocative speeches able to triggering violence”.
The EC ought to take motion in opposition to BJP chief Dilip Ghosh who warned of extra Sitalkuchi-like killings in Bengal within the subsequent section of meeting elections,” he identified.
Ghosh had on Sunday courted a contemporary controversy when he stated extra Cooch Behar-like killings could occur within the subsequent section of meeting elections if “naughty boys like those who died in Sitalkuchi” attempt to take the legislation into their palms.
The CPI(M) additionally claimed that the EC ought to have taken measures to cease campaigning within the neighbourhood of areas the place polling was underway.
“There have been cases when the prime minister and the chief minister have been seen addressing campaigns inside 1-5 km radius of a constituency the place polling was underway. This will affect voters, this could instantly cease,” he stated.
Mannan, following his assembly with the CEO, stated “persons are shedding religion within the ballot panel”.