West Bengal: The EC report did not mention the Nandigram clash, saying – ‘Voting has not been affected anywhere’
There was a clash between BJP-TMC activists at the Boyle Poling booth in Nandigram, amid which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trapped, she was evacuated by paramilitary personnel. Election Commission observers have not mentioned this incident in their report.
Kolkata: The clash was not mentioned in the Election Commission report during the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections on Thursday in Nandigram.
There was a clash between BJP-TMC workers at the Boyal Poling booth in Nandigram, between which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trapped, the whole incident lasted for two hours, Mamata was evacuated by paramilitary personnel.
The Election Commission had asked the observers to report here. However, without making any mention of this incident, it has been said in the report that the polling process at this polling station has not been affected and everything went well.
The Election Commission issued a statement on the report of the observers that the polling at Polling Station No. 7 (Boyal Moktab Primary School) is going on smoothly.
Respected Chief Minister, who is also a candidate from here. She has left from here after 3.30 hours after staying here for about one and a half hours. It should be noted that the voting process has never been affected here.
Polling agent factor
In fact, the Trinamool Congress had claimed that the polling agents were not allowed to go inside the village booths, after which Mamta went here.
It is necessary to mention one more incident here. The mother of this polling agent had requested the Trinamool leaders and security forces that her son’s duty should not be imposed here.
The mother had told a local TV channel that she is his only son and he has to live in the same village even after the elections, but if this happens then it will be difficult for him to stay there.
After this, the Trinamool had suggested the names of two other persons as polling agents, but the security forces had rejected their names citing some shortcomings in the paperwork. Now it is not known whether Mamta was aware of this or not.
She reached the Boel booth at around one and a half that afternoon. Prior to this, she came from her wheelchair for just about one kilometer because the streets were so thin that no car could come.
After reaching there, she got caught in a clash where slogans like ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Khela Hobe’ were being raised. She was trapped in the corridor outside the polling booth.
There was a clash between TMC-BJP supporters outside. From here paramilitary jawans evacuated them.
It was from here that Mamata called Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and said that the situation has deteriorated because the Election Commission has not been able to handle law and order in the state during the elections.
Mamta repeated the allegations again
Mamta had earlier also accused the Election Commission that it is taking orders from Union Home Minister Amit Shah, repeat them again on Thursday.
He said outside the Boil booth that ‘the Election Commission is working on the instructions of Amit Shah.
We have made 63 complaints to the Election Commission since morning, but no action has been taken. We will go to court.
There has been no response from the Election Commission on these allegations of Mamta. However, before this, the Commission has once said that Mamata’s allegations undermine a constitutional body.