‘Parties concerned over law & order situation’: CEC Arora on West Bengal polls
With political parties apprehending violence and unrest in poll-bound West Bengal, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday said the poll panel has zero-tolerance to money and muscle power and misuse of the government machinery.
The CEC also said no civic police volunteers will be deployed for the polling exercise.
"The commission has zero-tolerance to money and muscle power or misuse of government machinery," the CEC said.
The full bench of the ECI, which is currently in the state to review preparedness for the assembly polls due in April-May, held meetings with representatives of political parties, senior government officials and police officers.
A BJP delegation including party's general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met Chief Election Commissioner of India (ECI), Sunil Arora on March 04. Speaking on the meeting, Vijayvargiya said, "In Hubli, Mamata Banerjee said that we will play. What does 'play' means? It means occupying the polling booth, intimidating voters and no fair elections. TMC wants to try to 'play' all this and keeping this in mind, we have informed the Election Commissioner about all the information...They are also violating code of conduct of elections." West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in 8 phases, from March 27 to April 29, 2021.
The Election Commission announced the election dates for Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry on February 26. Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora said that West Bengal to see eight-phase elections and the first phase of polling on March 27, second phase of polling on April 01, third phase of polling on April 06, fourth phase of polling on April 10, fifth phase of polling on April 17, sixth phase polling on April 22, seventh phase April 26, final phase polling on April 29.
Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora, on February 26 informed that Assam assembly elections will be held in 3 phases starting from 27 March, second phase polling on 01 April and the last round taking place on 06 April, with the results being declared on 02 May.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait took a jibe at the central government while announcing plans to meet cultivators in the state of West Bengal. The Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson said that since the Union government was going to Kolkata - a reference to the campaign for the upcoming Assembly elections - farmer leaders would also visit the state to hold meetings. The announcement came a day after protests at Delhi's borders crossed the 100-day mark. The protesting farmers want 3 recent agri-reform laws repealed. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Kolkata ahead of Assembly elections in West Bengal. On the same day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took out a protest march against rising fuel prices. Large cutouts and posters of LPG cylinders were seen at her demonstration in Siliguri. Meanwhile, PM Modi mocked Banerjee's recent scooty ride, saying that it was a good thing that she didn't fall, otherwise the TMC chief would've made whichever state manufactured the two-wheeler, her enemy. Watch the full video for more.
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