Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Mamata Banerjee writes to EC; alleges Central Forces of seeking Votes for BJP

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TMC Supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday racked up Central Security forces and blamed them of working on the behest of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Banerjee after the third phase of voting on Tuesday accused Central Forces of indulging into politics by asking people to vote for BJP in several booths. Mamata Banerjee accused security forces in English bazar of Malda Dakshin Lok Sabha Seat and one in Itahar of Balurghat Parliamentary Seat.

She further claimed that Central Security forces even entered in some polling booths in Maldaha Dakshin Parliamentary Constituency. She further said that her party has approached the Poll Body on the issue with a formal complaint.

Speaking to media on Tuesday, Trinamool Congress Supremo said, ‘We have made a complaint to the Poll Commission for the ‘blatant violation’. In Booths 166 and 167 of the parliamentary seat of Malda Dakshin, security personnels were indulging into politics. Central Forces were asking and influencing the voters to cast their votes in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party’.

Further training guns, Banerjee issued a soft warning and said, “With due respect to the central forces, I want to make it clear that the present government will not be going to continue for long.

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‘we will come to power’ she added.

The CM further alleged that the wife of a retired home ministry official has been tasked to deploy central paramilitary forces in Bengal, is contesting from Malda Dakshin on a BJP ticket.

It should be noted that Bharatiya Janata Party in a run-up to the national elections 2019 has met ECI officials many times before the commencement of the polls 2019. BJP has requested the Poll Body to deploy Central Forces and tag West Bengal as ‘very sensitive’ state. 

Bengal in the initial three phases has witness number of cases of violence reported from various parts of the state. General Elections have already begun and would spread across seven phases from April 11 to May 19. Counting of the votes will be held on May 23.

10 Lok Sabha Seats of West Bengal including Cooch Behar, Raiganj, Murshidabad, Maldaha among others have voted already voted in first three rounds of Polling.

West Bengal has a total of 42 Lok Sabha Seat and will the voting in the state will spread across on all seven phases till May 19.



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