EC Orders ‘Constant Watch” On Anubrata Mondal


Kolkata: Following up on its assurance of “urgent legal action” against Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal, the Election Commission on Friday ordered the controversial leader’s movements be kept under “constant watch” during the entire assembly poll period.

“Commission has directed CEO of West Bengal that movement and election related activities of Mondal, district president of Trinamool Congress’ Birbhum district, during entire election period should be kept under constant watch and shall invariably be videographed with date and time stamping,” an official said.

“The team constituted for this purpose should comprise CPF personnel under a local magistrate,” the official said .

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Thursday had said the poll panel would take “urgent legal action” following threats by Mondal that the opposition would “vanish” on the day of the polls there (April 17).