News Desk, Amar Ujala, Kolkata
Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated Thu, 01 Apr 2021 4:03 PM IST
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In a Twitter discussion, Moitra took a dig at the Election Commission for not paying as much attention to EVMs as they did to police officers’ transfers. More than 150 EVMs have been found to be at fault since polling began this morning. The Commission did not pay any attention to the fact that EVMs did not go wrong.
Let me tell you, in the second phase of Bengal elections, voting is being held in 30 seats of the state, including the prestigious Nandigram seat. By three o’clock, more than 71 percent of the voting had taken place. This phase includes seats in 24 South Parganas, Bankura, West Medinipur and East Medinipur districts.
Votes are being cast in Nandigram in the second phase of the state elections, where BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee are in a tough fight. There are 171 candidates in the fray for 30 seats in this phase. Of these, 11 percent are women. Suvendu Adhikari won the 2016 election from Nandigram. Then he was in the Trinamool Congress along with Mamata Banerjee. Last year, officials left TMC and joined the BJP.
Mamta complained to Governor and Election Commission
On the other hand, Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee said at the Nandigram booth that Mamata Banerjee has filed 63 election-related complaints since morning, but, the Election Commission has not taken any action. Goons from other states are committing a ruckus here. Mamta said that people of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are coming here and creating a ruckus. Mamta accused the Central Reserve Police Force of giving protection to those people. Mamta said that if the Election Commission does not take action on these people then we will go to court. Mamta Banerjee spoke to Governor Jagdeep Dhankad over phone and said that the locals are not being allowed to vote from Nandigram. I appeal to you to look into this matter yourself.