Trinamool Aide Alapan Appointed Temporary EC of West Bengal


Kolkata: West Bengal Transport Secretary Alapan Banerje known to be in the favoured circle of ruling Trinamool government has been appointed as the temporary Election Commissioner of West Bengal on Tuesday after the resignation of former EC Sushantaranjan Upadhyay.

Alapan’s appointment has been confirmed by chief secretary of the state Sanjay Mitra, who is currently in Bhutan with CM Mamata Banerjee, who is in a 5-day tour to the nation. Alapan who is currently in Thimpu will return to Kolkata tomorrow.

On the other hand BJP has decided to move Calcutta High Court seeking the cancellation of October 3 Municipal Corporation polls in Bidhannagar, Bali and Asansol alleging violence and rigging by the ruling Terinamool government.

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