- Mamata Banerjee dialled Governor Jagdeep Dhankar from Nandigram
- Trinamool earlier complained of sales space seize and rigging
- Bengal is witnessing one of many fiercest ballot battles in Nandigram
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dialled Governor Jagdeep Dhankar from Nandigram at present amid a face-off with BJP staff at a polling sales space, the place she was caught between two warring teams for greater than two hours. On telephone, she informed the Governor that the scenario was a failure of the Election Commission, which was accountable for the legislation and order.
“Anything might happen at any moment… There is total breakdown of law and order,” and he or she feared for her life, added the wheelchair-bound Chief Minister, who needed to be rescued by Central paramilitary forces.
The Election Commission has sought a report on the matter from the native administration.
Nandigram — the centrepiece of the Bengal elections, the place the Chief Minister is dealing with her protege-turned arch rival Suvendu Adhikari — is voting at present within the second section.
Ms Banerjee, who was monitoring the proceedings from her house in Nandigram, left round 1 pm as leaders of her Trinamool Congress alleged sales space seize and rigging by BJP staff.
Boyal was the Chief Minister’s first cease.. Chaos broke out as quickly because the Chief Mnister reached and complained that the polling agent from her social gathering had not been allowed contained in the sales space. Villagers out of the blue began shouting Jai Shri Ram slogans.
Stuck between two hostile teams, the Chief Minster, who enjoys Z-Plus safety, needed to keep inside a room of the counting sales space. Outside, the safety forces had been caught on digicam operating between slogan-shouting teams of Trinamool and the BJP supporters who confronted one another throughout a subject, attempting to dealer peace.
“We have no problem with the central forces… It is not their fault… they are our brothers and sisters, but they are here on the instructions of the Home Minister. Why should that be allowed? Why has the Election Commission allowed it?” a livid Chief Minister later informed the media. “There is constant slogan-shouting and people of the constituency are not being able to vote freely… Never have I seen an election like this,” she added.
Alleging that goons “from other states are creating ruckus here”, Ms Banerjee mentioned, “I have lodged 63 poll-related complaints since morning, no action has been taken by the Election Commission”.
“People who are raising slogans are outsiders. They came from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. They are being protected by Central Forces,” added Ms Banerjee, whose social gathering had written to the Election Commission earlier, requesting that safety forces from NDA-ruled states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh not be deployed in Bengal within the curiosity of free and honest polls.
Security personnel from these states, the social gathering alleged, might be partisan.
Voting in Nandigram is in progress amid a number of allegations of disruptions by the Trinamool Congress.
Senior social gathering chief Derek O’Brien has already written to the Election Commission, alleging sales space seize by BJP males.
“Huge mob of BJP workers have entered booth no.s 6, 7, 49, 27, 162, 21, 26, 13, 262, 256, 163, 20. BJP workers attempting to take control of EVM & rigging the booth,” he wrote.
In the morning, social gathering MP Mahua Moitra tweeted, “More than 150 EVM machines malfunctioning since Phase II voting started this morning Wish @ECISVEEP had put half as much effort into ensuring no EVM glitches as it did into transferring police officials.”
The Election Commission mentioned that issues regarding voting machines had been largely resolved.
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