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EC seeks 'ground level' report from West Bengal poll authorities after BJP plea

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

On a day the BJP urged the to declare a "super sensitive state" to ensure fair Lok Sabha polls, the poll panel Wednesday sought a "ground level" report from the

Sources in the poll panel said that the has to file the report on the actual ground situation.

The BJP had also demanded that central forces be deployed at all polling stations in the state. "This happens in every state," a functionary explained.

Briefing the media after meeting officials, said, "We have requested the that the state of should be declared as super-sensitive. And have also demanded that central forces should be deployed at all polling booths in the state."

He said the party also requested the poll panel to transfer those police officers whose electoral impartiality is questionable as well as the from election duty.

The BJP is trying to make inroads into TMC's bastion state (West Bengal) which has 42 Lok Sabha seats. In 2014, the Trinamool (TMC) won 34 seats, the four, while the BJP and CPI(M) bagged two seats each in the state.

Slamming the BJP for moving the poll panel, and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee alleged the saffron party was trying to hide behind central forces as it can't win any seat in the state.

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

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:50 IST
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