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Don't pay heed to canards, Mamata urges people ahead of rural polls

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

West Bengal today urged people and political parties to not pay heed to canards and "fake videos" and participate peacefully in the panchayat elections tomorrow.

Banerjee said her government has taken steps to ensure that the law and order remains normal during the rural polls.

"I urge people as well as all political parties to remain alert and not pay attention to provocations or canards. I appeal to common people to exercise their democratic right and vote peacefully for the development of rural Bengal. The is with them," she told a channel.

Referring to the arrest of in connection with the killing of a supporter of an in Bhangar in South 24 district, Banerjee said the police took action, irrespective of the "political colour" of the person.

"The will play a strong role in tomorrow's panchayat elections... Nobody will be spared (if found disrupting peace). We have taken strict step against Arabul despite he being a candidate of the Zilla Parishad, because we felt that the matter was not right," she said.

The urged people to not believe "fake videos" and warned them against falling prey to these.

"I have information that some people are planning to create problem from (tomorrow) morning using fake videos or using videos of incidents that had happened in or somewhere else in We will not allow them to spread such things. I urge people not to believe in fake videos," she said.

Polling for the panchayat elections will begin at 7am tomorrow and end at 5pm. The counting will take place on May 17.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 21:50 IST
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