CPI(M) demands adequate central forces
The West Bengal State Committee of CPI(M) today urged the Election Commission to deploy adequate number of Central Forces in all polling stations to ensure that all voters were able to exercise their franchise without fear.
Drawing the EC's attention to the continuing disruption of meetings and electioneering work of the opposition parties in the state by the ruling AITC, a three-member CPI(M) delegation that met Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath here, reiterated the submissions made to the Commission at Delhi on April 1.
"Left workers and supporters have been driven out of their houses and place of residences", the memorandum signed by CPI(M) State Secretary Biman Basu said.
Pointing out the 'partisan attitude' of police and the administration, the memorandum pointed out that in many districts police were refusing to register complaints, or even when complaints were accepted, the wrongdoers were not being arrested.
The delegation led by CPI(M) Central Committee member Mridul De and State Committee members Rabin Deb and Sukhendu Panigrahi, pointed out the incidents of violation of the Model Code of Conduct by the ruling party and sought its intervention of the Commission.
(Posted on 07-04-2014)