Ahead Of Panchayat Polls, TMC Delegation To Meet Governor

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Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress delegation will meet the Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Thursday. State Election Commissioner A K Singh on Wednesday met with Governor and briefed him about the security arrangement in place for filing of nominations and also informed him about the security measures that we are planning to put in place during the elections .

A Trinamool Congress delegation on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh to lodge a protest against West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi, alleging that the Raj Bhavan has turned into BJP headquarters.

Top brass of the state secretariat, including Chief Secretary Moloy De, met the Governor on Wednesday. BJP workers held a demonstration outside the State Election Commission office, demanding free and fair elections.

Alleging that the SEC is “incapable” of holding peaceful elections, the BJP said it has decided to move the Supreme Court with a plea to make arrangements for free and fair polls. Trinamool Congress has termed the allegations as “baseless”.

“The BJP has filed 1,147 nominations, while CPI-M has filed 351. But still they are alleging that they are being prevented from filing nominations,” said Partha Chatterjee, minister of Parliamentary Affairs.

CPI-M state secretary Suryakanta Misra on Wednesday advised workers of all the Opposition parties to go to file the nomination together and resist if there is any violence to stop them.

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