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Goa Congress seeks top poll officer's transfer

IANS  |  Panaji 

The on Thursday reiterated its call for the ouster of Kunal, ahead of the May 19 Assembly by-election, citing fears that the poll panel and the ruling BJP may create a law and order situation like the one playing out in

Addressing the media, said the had already urged the to remove as the Goa, alleging that the had been partial to the BJP during the April 23 Lok Sabha elections and by-elections to three Assembly constituencies.

"We demand once again that should be removed as the at the earliest because he has been partial to the BJP," D'Mello said.

"The BJP and the have come together to harass the Congress. Don't be surprised if they together create a law and order situation before the elections on May 19, like what is going on in (West) Bengal."

On May 2, the Congress wrote to the seeking removal of

The complaint to the EC came soon after the office of the CEO issued a press statement which said that during the polling for the South Lok Sabha seat on April 23, a malfunctioning electronic voting machine had polled votes in favour of the Congress and not the BJP.

The statement had followed a complaint by Aadmi Party convenor for Goa Elvis Gomes, who had claimed that the faulty had been erroneously crediting votes to the BJP.



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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 18:44 IST