'Suvendu Adhikari harbouring armed criminals': TMC writes to Bengal EC
Kolkata/UNI: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday wrote to the Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal, saying that BJP's Nandigram candidate Suvendu Adhikari is harbouring armed criminals at least in nine locations.
"It has come to our knowledge that Shri Suvendu Adhikari, candidate fielded by BJP, Nandigram AC-210, has been harbouring armed criminals, who are also non-residents of Nandigram, at the following locations," TMC MPs Derek O' Brien and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar said in a letter addressed to Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal providing detail of the locations.
They also sought deployment of additional CRPF at Bhagabanpur, Khejuri, Egra and Ramnagar.
"We have received inputs that at Kanthi (Uttar & Dakshin), Bharabanpurt Khejuri, Egra, Ramnagar and Patashpur; there is going to be considerable violence planned by BJP on the day preceding the poll as well as the polling day. Such inputs have been shared with the local police. Despite the same, the Election Commission's deployment of central armed forces is significantly less in these areas, which we suspect , is out of failure of local intelligence collection, or ignoring local intelligence inputs, or deliberate avoidance to blatantly favour BJP,” an excerpt of the letter read.
They further called upon the WB CEO to deploy additional armed forces in these areas immediately and instruct the local police to act diligently.