Kolkata, May 12 IANS | 3 months ago

Alleging widespread rigging by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the Socialist Unity Centre of India-Communist (SUCI-C) Monday demanded re-polling in 98 polling booths in Jaynagar Lok Sabha constituency in South 24 Parganas district.


SUCI sitting MP from Jaynagar Tarun Mandal has written to the returning officer seeking repolling in 98 polling booths spread across four assembly segments of Canning East, Canning West, Basanti and Magrahat East where proper polling did not take place due to alleged Trinamool malpractices.

"Lack of governmental arrangement of food and shelter for poll officials and central security forces placed them at the disposal of Trinamool criminal and miscreants who took care of them.

"This put them in the captivity of the Trinamool miscreants and consequently they remained indulgent onlookers to all the illegal acts of massive rigging of votes in these booths by the ruling party," he said in his letter.

Mandal alleged that the "Trinamool's large scale rigging, booth capturing, tampering with EVMs and casting proxy votes" turned the election process in the booths to a "farce" and demanded repolling besides seeking punishment for the miscreants.

(Posted on 12-05-2014)