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Adhir writes to PM, complains of violence in municipal poll

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

state president Adhir Chowdhury today wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi, drawing his attention to the violence during yesterday's municipal poll and the "of democracy."

Chowdhury also wrote separate letters to president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president and Union Home Minister

In his letters, Chowdhury said he had referred to the "ground situation" in Bengal where democracy was being trampled by the

"I have given them a complete picture of yesterday's violence. It is the same letter that I had written to the State Commission yesterday," Chowdhury told PTI.

Chowdhury wrote at a time when Chief Minister and TMC supremo is set to meet to discuss a strategy for the presidential polls, much to the discomfort of the Congress' state unit.

Asked why he wrote to Modi, Chowdhury said, "The people of this country should know what kind of democracy is prevailing in the state, how the people are not allowed to vote freely and fairly here."

The to seven municipal bodies in was held yesterday amid violence and booth-capturing allegedly by the ruling Trinamool as major opposition parties CPI-M, and BJP demanded countermanding of the poll.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 17:28 IST