Kolkata: Election Commission has taken an unprecedented step to protect the law and order system in West Bengal. To improve vigilance, the commission is fielding 21 police observer in every district. If possible, the commission will send those observers, today itself. They have already sent the names of 21 police observers to the chief election officer.
According to sources, these observers are all IPS officers from outside states. Last time, in 2011, only 6 police observers were deployed by the commission in assembly election in the state. This time, the commission has increased its observer’s rate three times. Tuesday, Chief Election Commissioner, Nasim Zaidi met all District Magistrate and Police Super of the state. Zaidi showed his displeasure after the meeting. Commission cannot depend on them anymore, and that is why they have taken this bold decision. Political Observers feel that, now it is proved with this decision that Commission cannot rely on state officials, and that is why they have brought officials from outside states.