Kolkata: Teachers Association visited chief electoral officer, Sunil Gupta’s office on Monday and demanded for the security in electoral work. The Chief Electoral Officer assured that the central forces will be given to them as security.
The participation of teachers in the voting process is not new. But now they are asking for the security of the central forces in Lok Sabha elections duty. Otherwise they will not go to electoral work. Because they have to face danger in various ways in the electoral work. Due to the fear of losing life, they demanded for central forces.
Last time teachers had terrible experience at Panchayat elections. For that reason they demanded central forces as their security. To ensure their safety, members of the teachers’ association participated in a protest march from Subodh Mallik Square to Esplanade. Later, after the procession, they submitted their demand letter to the Chief Electoral officer. The Chief Electoral Officer had told them, “Central forces will be given to state polling stations.”