The Trinamool Congress has written to the Election Commission, alleging that Suvendu Akhikari — Mamata Banerjee’s rival in Nandigram — is harbouring criminals and anti-socials and placing them up in several motels and guesthouses of the state. Senior celebration chief Derek O’Brien, who wrote to the Commission, claimed that despite the native police being apprised of this, no motion had been taken.
The letter names collection of areas, alleging that Mr Adhikari has put up criminals who will not be residents of the state, in these locations.
“Locally, police have been informed of this, however, no steps have been taken yet. We call upon you to immediately intervene and direct necessary steps to be taken by the police under your supervision to forthwith apprehend all the outside criminals hired and harboured by Suvendu Adhikari at the above locations,” the letter learn.
The celebration has additionally written one other letter to the Commission, wherein it requested for the arrest of all anti-social components in Purba Medinipur district — an space managed by Mr Adhikari and his household.
“During the first phase of polls in Purba (east) Medinipur, there has been large scale violence by anti-social elements of the Bharatiya Janata Party, resulting in grave injuries to many people and also various instances of booth capturing, rigging and jamming by them,” the Trinamool wrote to the ballot fee.
Mr Adhikari, as soon as a detailed aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, had joined the BJP in December. His face-off along with her in Nandigram — the place that catapulted Ms Banerjee to energy in 2011 ending the 35-year Left rule — is the centrepiece of this election.
The Trinamool Congress has additionally requested the Election Commission to not deploy armed forces from any of the NDA-ruled states, saying it might guarantee free and honest elections.
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