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Delete Suvendu Adhikar's name from electoral roll in Nandigram: Trinamool writes to Election Commission Bengal polls 2021
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Delete Suvendu Adhikar's name from electoral roll in Nandigram: Trinamool writes to Election Commission

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Mar 2021, 08:08 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress party on Wednesday wrote to the Election Commission to delete Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikar's name from the electoral roll in Nandigram as he filed false residence details.

In the letter to EC, the TMC claimed that Adhikari's nomination papers to contest the Bengal polls from Nandigram were also illegal because of the false details. They have urged the EC to initiate legal action against Adhikari and that his nomination papers should be struck down too.

Adhikari has a voter ID card in Haldia too, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress said about its former leader who joined the BJP in December.

The former TMC leader is challenging Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram on a BJP ticket in the approaching Bengal election.

Adhikari "has not resided in Nandanayakbar village of Nandigram over the past six months let alone being a permanent resident", the Trinamool Congress said in its letter to the Election Commission signed by senior leader Derek O'Brien.

Only a person who is an "ordinary resident" can be registered as a voter of any constituency, the TMC said in the letter to the poll body.

The letter also mentioned that Adhikari had filed for migration of his name from the electoral lists of Haldia to Nandigram using "false" residence details.

But he is "not entitled to a migration" as that would be bad in law, the Trinamool said.

This comes after Adhikari on Monday in a Facebook post claimed that his former mentor Mamata Banerjee's nomination papers be cancelled as they were illegal since the CM had failed to declare criminal cases against her correctly.

He accused her of "suppression of facts", saying she had not mentioned six cases against her.

"Among the cases, five are in Assam of 2018 and a CBI FIR. She has moved to the Calcutta High Court for quashing of one FIR to the court of Justice Joymalya Bagchi. It was rejected. I have presented all information during scrutiny. The Election Commission will have to question it," he said in a video he posted on Facebook.

"The Election Commission will examine if those cases are pending. After they examine, I hope they will give justice according to law... If I don't get justice, I will take it forward," he had said in the Facebook post.

In a high octane Bengal election, the BJP is all set to give the ruling Trinamool a fierce challenge and has fielded Suvendu Adhikari to contest against his former mentor Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram.

Bengal will vote in eight rounds starting March 27 and the results will be declared on May 2.