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TMC writes to EC, alleges CRPF men misbehaved with Nandigram women voters

The TMC urged the Election Commission to take immediate action against the offenders.

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All India Trinamool Congress | West Bengal Assembly polls | Election Commission

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Mamata Banerjee
Photo: ANI

Alleging that a few Central

Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on Thursday "misbehaved" with women voters at a polling booth in Bengal's constituency, the TMC urged the to take immediate action against the offenders.

In a letter to the poll panel, the ruling party claimed that CRPF personnel, posted at booth number 197 in Nandigram, were seen exhibiting improper behaviour, with some even intimidating women.

Such conduct by the CRPF men deployed on polling duty represents "their partisan conduct which is prejudicial for the Trinamool", the letter said.

The party demanded that the security team, seen "misbehaving" at the polling station, be immediately replaced and strict action be taken against the accused personnel.

Earlier in the day, TMC candidate from and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters that large-scale rigging had taken place in the constituency at the behest of BJP leaders, with the central forces doing nothing to stop the malpractice.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, April 01 2021. 19:22 IST
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