BJP demands independent inquiry from EC after EVMs found in TMC candidate's house
Tuesday, 6 April 2021 () Four EVMs and a similar number of VVPAT machines were found at the house of the Trinamool Congress leader in Uluberia constituency following which an election official was suspended by the poll body. Addressing a press conference, senior BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar said it is a serious matter that a day before the polling EVMs and VVPAT machines were found in the TMC leader's house and were confiscated.
A TMC candidate from West Bengal's Cooch Behar was allegedly attacked by BJP workers. The incident took place on Thursday while he was returning from an election campaign, Girindra Nath Barma, TMC candidate from Mathabhanga seat, sustained head injuries. TMC workers protested in front of SDO office...
Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over her dharna against EC's campaign ban. Ghosh blamed the Bengal CM for deaths in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of polling. “She (Mamata) is targeting the Election Commission and giving direction to loot EVMs. Mamata Banerjee is completely responsible for the deaths (in Sitalkuchi). She is not following the decision taken by EC and is sitting on dharna. She, who protests against SC and the Constitution, will never follow law,” said Ghosh. Mamata is sitting on dharna next to a Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Kolkata's Mayo road. EC imposed a 24-hour ban on the TMC supremo from campaigning in any manner. Ban has been imposed over Mamata's remarks against the central forces. Meanwhile, EC also issued a notice to Ghosh for his remarks on the Sitalkuchi incident.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by saying that her criticism of Election Commission (EC), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has led to her abusing her own party's polling agents now. He said that CM Banerjee is so desperate that she is defaming Bengal's voters. "Didi abuses EC, CAPF, EVM.. to the extent, that Didi is abusing her own party's polling agents now. She is so desperate that she is defaming Bengal's voters. Didi, o Didi! People of Bengal don't expect you to have sensitivity anymore," he said. Voting was conducted for the fourth phase of assembly elections in Bengal on April 10.
A huge uproar was caused after 4 electronic voting machines and 4 VVPATs were found at the house of a Trinamool Congress leader. A polling officer Tapan Sarkar slept overnight at his relative and TMC leader Gautam Ghosh's residence in Howrah after reaching the district late and finding no 'safe place' to lodge.
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A big row erupted as several EVMs and VVPATs were found at a TMC leader’s house in Uluberia region of West Bengal. Villagers spotted a vehicle with an Election Commission sticker outside the house of the TMC leader in the early hours, after which they started protesting. It was found that the officer of sector 17 Tapan Sarkar was visiting the TMC leader's house with the EVMs, EC official said. The EVMs and VVPATs were seized and the officer suspended. A huge team of central forces had to be deployed in the area as the locals protested, alleging malpractices. Third phase of voting is presently underway in West Bengal. Watch the full video for all the details.
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With fifth phase of polling is underway in West Bengal, a report of TMC camp office vandalism has surfaced from Deganga Assembly constituency. TMC's camp office was vandalised at booth number 81 in Kumarpur on April 17. The party workers alleged that central forces are behind the vandalism. West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 69.40 per cent till 3.30 pm across 45 constituencies in six districts during the fifth phase of the state Assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC). Voting for the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security.
In a fresh attack, Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar alleged that VVPATs and EVMs were found from TMC leader Gautam Ghosh's residence. "Today is 3rd phase of polling in WB and yet another TMC's attempt has been exposed. Last night in Uluberia, 4 VVPATs and EVMs were found and confiscated from the residence of TMC leader Gautam Ghosh. BJP urged Election commission to investigate into the matter. Machines were brought by car which was on election duty," said Javadekar.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar rejected claims of shortage in Covid-19 vaccine supply. Javadekar accused the Maharashtra government of wasting five lakh doses during the vaccination process. This comes as health ministers of some states said that there is a shortage of vaccines and demanded more doses from the Centre. Maharashtra Health minister Rajesh Tope accused the Centre of supplying less number of vaccines. Tope said that the state has only two days of stock of Covid-19 vaccines. Watch the full video for more details.
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Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
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