A delegation of Trinamool Congress (TMC) is planning to meet the West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) at midday on Saturday to raise ‘some critical issues’ about polling that’s underway for the primary part of meeting elections.
Taking to Twitter, the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) questioned the Election Commission of India (ECI) on how the voting share lowered drastically to half inside 5 minutes.
“What is occurring @ECISVEEP?! Could you clarify how voting share drastically lowered to half inside a niche of simply 5 minutes?! Shocking! @CEOWestBengal, please look into this urgently!” AITC tweeted.
Following this, TMC MP Derek O’Brien wrote to EC.
“Voter turnout for ACs Kanthi Dakshin (216) and Kanthi Uttar (213) at 9.13 am was 18.47% and 18.95% respectively, 4 minutes later at 9.17 am voter turnout lowered to 10.60%&9:40%. Such discrepancy raises query on the genuineness of knowledge issued by EC,” he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party reacted to the statements and mentioned that TMC is “below stress”.
“TMC is aware of that it’s dropping and that is why it’s saying all this. For such complaints, TMC ought to go to the Election Commission. TMC and Mamata Banerjee are below stress and that’s the reason they’re saying such issues,” mentioned Dilip Ghosh, state BJP president.
Meanwhile, the voter turnout for the primary part for polling in West Bengal stood at 24.61% as of 11 am on Saturday.
Sporadic incidents of violence reported
Sporadic incidents of violence have been reported from some areas in the state which are voting in the primary part.
Hours earlier than the polling started right this moment, the Purba Medinipur district witnessed violence as bombing and firing came about in the Satsatmal village on the Argoal gram panchayat in Bhagabanpur Assembly constituency, injuring two safety personnel.
A person, in his mid-30s, was discovered lifeless in Keshiary’s Begumpur space in the Paschim Medinipur district in the morning, police mentioned.
BJP candidate from Paschim Medinipur Samit Das additionally accused the TMC of making a disturbance in the agricultural areas of the district.
In the primary part of West Bengal elections, 30 seats protecting all meeting constituencies from the districts of Purulia and Jhargram and a section of Bankura, Purba Medinipur, and Paschim Medinipur are going for polls.
The first part of polling will determine the electoral destiny of 191 candidates, together with 21 ladies. The polling will conclude at 6:.pm.
The state is witnessing a triangular contest this time with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the fray.