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TMC complains to EC about central forces, BJP leaders

IANS  |  Kolkata 

A (TMC) delegation, here on Monday, met and sought action against the central forces for favouring a political party, as well as some candidates for creating confusion among voters.

Jain is in the city to conduct a training session for poll officials ahead of the counting of votes on May 23.

The TMC delegation comprised Derek O'Brien, and

"The central forces are going into polling booths and some candidates, especially of the BJP, are trying to create a scene because they have nothing on the ground," O'Brien told reporters after the meeting.

"The central forces are speaking on behalf of a particular political party and urging people to vote for it," said the TMC

O'Brien named the BJP's candidate and Ghatal nominee Bharati Ghosh as candidates for creating the confusion.

"The TMC as a political party and the have been restrained. Otherwise, things could have gone totally out of control after six phases of polling. But the TMC has people's support, we do not need to create disturbances," O'Brien said.

He said, "More forces are being deployed to create pressure on Bengal. We have no problem with the presence of central forces as they are doing their job, but the way they are being instructed is dangerous."

On the role played by the (EC), O'Brien said, "The TMC gives due respect to all the institutions, unlike the present central government. Had the present government respected institutions, it wouldn't have announced demonetisation of currency without discussing it with the (RBI)."



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 18:40 IST