Election Commission reviews poll readiness in West Bengal, Tripura
The Election Commission (EC) on Monday held a meeting with special police and expenditure observers of West Bengal and Tripura to review preparedness in seats going to the polls in the second and third phase of Lok Sabha elections.
The review meeting was held after the CPM wrote to the EC, alleging attacks by Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal. CPM urged the poll panel to take adequate measures to ensure that it is allowed to campaign in West Bengal without “obstruction or intimidation”.
In the review meeting, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora told the observers to remain vigilant and ensure free and fair polls in the two states.
The CPM has also alleged “gross irregularities” and “undermining” of the polling process in the West Tripura constituency which went to poll on April 11. The party has demanded re-polling in as many as 464 booths.