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West Bengal civic polls: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summons SEC West Bengal
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West Bengal civic polls: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summons SEC

IBNS | @indiablooms | 28 Feb 2022, 01:57 pm

Kolkata/UNI: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Monday summoned state election commissioner Sourav Das at Raj Bhavan here to update him on the election process in the state's 108 civic bodies.

The polls spanning 20 districts were conducted on Sunday.

"(The) State Election Commissioner Saurab Das will brief Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar today at 3.30 PM at Raj Bhawan."

"(The) SEC is expected to update on election process on February 27 as also why there is SEC failure of the constitutional duty to hold elections to the Howrah Municipality." a Raj Bhavan tweet said.

State Election Commissioner Shri Saurab Das will brief Guv Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar today at 3.30 PM at Raj Bhawan.

A BJP delegation comprising Sisir Bajoria, Agnimitra Paul and Lokenath Chatterjee had called upon Dhankhar on Sunday evening and sought his intervention "for appropriate steps to have the entire polls be declared null and void".

Another tweet from the Raj Bhavan said,"(the) BJP delegation urged Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar urgent intervention in view of massive violence, rigging in municipal elections with the support of officialdom. Delegation asserted abdication of duty #SEC and called for exemplary action."

Meanwhile, a 12-hour statewide shutdown sponsored by the opposition BJP evoked a mixed response on Monday with cities and towns functioning normally while normal life was partially affected in the rural areas.

The BJP has called the bandh protesting against what it called "unprecedented violence, attacks, arson and complete failure of the law and order machinery" during the civic polls.