Election Commissioner accepts violence in the polls


Kolkata: After the conclusion of the Municipal elections which was conducted amidst reports of violence throughout the city, State Election Commissioner Satish Ranjan Upadhay has accepted that there has been violence in many areas of the city during the Municipal Corporation Elections.

He said that complaints of violence have been reported in nearly 60-70 booths of Kolkata, if the votes had been peaceful then so many complaints would not have been received. He has said that if allegations of violence are proven true then there will be repolling in the concerned booths.

Throughout the day reports of violence have poured in throughout the city. All the main opposition parties have alleged violence on the part of the ruling Trinamool Congress during the polls. Even the media workers were attacked when they went to collect the reports of violence. In many areas the opposition has alleged that their candidates have been attacked and bombs were hurled upon them.

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