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BJP alleges large rigging in KMC elections, urges Bengal Governor for repolling


KOLKATA: Alleging large-scale rigging all the way through the Kolkata Municipal Company elections, opposition BJP on Sunday met West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and steered him to take steps to countermand the civic polls.

Chief of Opposition within the West Bengal Meeting Suvendu Adhikari claimed that there have been over 100 circumstances of irregularities all the way through the polls, and no more than 20 in line with cent of the citizens may forged votes.

“Maximum CCTVs have been non-functional with papers and stickers pasted at the digital camera or their connection issues pulled out. The executive minister is popping the state right into a dictator-run republic,” he mentioned.

Sporadic incidents of violence together with hurling of bombs at two cubicles and skirmishes between political staff marred an differently humdrum polling as 63.63 in line with cent of the just about 40.5 lakh electorate exercised their franchise until 5 pm on Sunday, when vote casting ended.

Top drama used to be witnessed outdoor a Salt Lake space area the place Adhikari used to be maintaining a gathering with birthday party MLAs, after the Bidhannagar town police cordoned-off all the space and stopped him from leaving for Raj Bhawan, the place he used to be scheduled to fulfill the Governor, bringing up a directive of the State Election Fee that non-residents can’t input town on polling day.

In a video that surfaced on social media, BJP vice-president Jay Prakash Majumder used to be noticed arguing with law enforcement officials, asking them on what grounds have been they taking such motion.

A deputy commissioner rank officer used to be heard telling him: “We can’t assist you to continue to Kolkata as polling is being held and also you aren’t citizens of the city.”

Adhikari additionally alleged he used to be manhandled by way of a junior police officer, and that the gates of the MLA hostel in Kolkata have been locked until 5 pm, combating 8 BJP legislators from attending a legislature birthday party assembly.

Later, the governor, in a tweet, mentioned: “BJP delegation led by way of LOP @SuvenduWB has steered the Governor to take steps to claim polls #KMC null and void in view of rampant violence, rigging and @KolkataPolice performing for ruling birthday party. An intensive probe used to be sought within the locking of opposition MLAs within the hostel.”

“Delegation additionally sought investigation into the digital area arrest @bidhannagarpc of LOP @SuvenduWB and several other MLAs, being harking back to emergency. In line with them, ruling birthday party Ministers and MLAs had unfastened run with beef up @KolkataPolice.”

A BJP delegation on Sunday night time submitted quite a lot of footages and paperwork to the SEC, not easy repolling.

Adhikari mentioned the KMC elections is being monitored by way of the Calcutta Top Courtroom, and the birthday party may also put up footages in beef up of its claims to the courtroom on December 23.

“I noticed her (CM Mamata Banerjee) thanking police for having stopped outsiders. How lengthy will she stay labelling citizens of the state as outsiders?” the chief of opposition added.

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