SEC rules out oppositions’ request for re-poll


Kolkata: In reply to the various issues of violence raised by the oppositions, The West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC) ruled out the opposition’s demand for repolling of vertain KMC wards which went polls on April 18.

“We had received 19 complaints from different political parties, which were forwarded to the District Municipal Election Officer (DMEO) for review,” State Election Commissioner S R Upadhyay said.”After I received reports from the DMEO along with reports of the presiding officers, I found no match between the complaints and reports and thus we have rejected any repoll. Sorry I am helpless,” Upadhyay added.

Upadhyay later said that adequate deployment would be made on April 25 polls in 91 civic bodies state-wide to ensure free, fair and peaceful polling.”To prevent area domination by the political parties, the Commission will not allow any motorbike rally,” Upadhyay said.”Entire border of the state with the neighbouring countries will be sealed and all government or other guest houses will remain vacant till the election is over,” he said.