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CPI-M, PDS to move court against violence during Bengal polls

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The CPI-M and the (PDS) on Tuesday said they will move the against the and the (SEC) for failing to conduct the rural polls properly.

The court earlier ordered the government and the SEC to make proper security arrangements to ensure the safety of the electorate and hold the election in a free and fair manner.

"The SEC has failed to conduct the election in a proper manner. We highlighted the incidents of murder and vandalism on the polling day before the court. The court has asked us to file a petition with proper application. We will do that," the CPI-M told reporters here.

The PDS had also appealed before a Division Bench of and Justice to look into the incidents of violence across the state and said the bench asked them to submit a report on what took place.

"The and the SEC claimed before that court that they had made the necessary arrangements to ensure the security of the voters. But yesterday's (Monday) violence including murders, attacks, looting of ballot boxes at several places clearly show that the security arrangements were not adequate.

"We informed the about the same today. He listened to us and asked us to appeal before the bench with specific records of all the incidents," said.

The state BJP has, however, decided not to move court immediately but said it would be sending reports of attacks on its activists to the (PMO).

"We are moving the court right now... Seventeen of our activists have died in Bengal during the election process. We are preparing report to be sent to the PMO," said.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 16:20 IST
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