The Election Fee of India (EC) is sending two observers to Nandigram in East Midnapore district of West Bengal on Friday the place chief minister Mamata Banerjee was allegedly attacked on Wednesday.
This follows the ballot physique’s reply to the Trinamool Congress, stating that the get together’s letter relating to the “assault” on Banerjee was filled with “insinuations and averments that query the very foundation of the creation and functioning of the Election Fee” on Thursday.
In the meantime, the 2 observers visiting the spot at Birulia Bazar in Nandigram are: Ajay V Nayak, the particular observer to West Bengal, and Vivek Dubey, a police observer, mentioned an EC official.
“The EC has sought a report from the observers on what occurred at Birulia Bazar on the night of March 10. The report is prone to be despatched by Friday night,” mentioned the ballot panel official.
The state’s chief secretary has additionally been requested to ship a report on the incident.
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Nayak, a 1984-batch retired IAS officer, is the previous chief electoral officer of Bihar. Dubey, a 1981 batch retired IPS officer from Andhra Pradesh, was the police observer in West Bengal within the 2019 parliament elections additionally.
The TMC wasn’t pleased with the EC’s appointment of Dubey because the police observer. “I’m actually sorry and shocked. We all know all of the drama Vivek Dubey created in 2019 (Lok Sabha elections) when he was deputed because the observer right here. The identical man is being deputed once more,” the chief minister had mentioned in February.
The BJP had made deep inroads in West Bengal within the 2019 polls by profitable 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats. The TMC’s seats dropped from 34 to 22.
Banerjee , who’s now admitted in a state-run hospital in Kolkata, had alleged that she was attacked by 4-5 males. She sustained ”bony accidents” in her left ankle, docs mentioned.
Whereas the TMC referred to as it a ”deep rooted conspiracy” to kill Banerjee, BJP mentioned it was a drama. The Congress and the CPIM too have refused to just accept the TMC’s model.
The eight-phase elections for 294 seats of the West Bengal meeting are scheduled to be held between March 27 and April 29. Counting of votes shall be held on Might 2.