The Election Commission of India (ECI) has censured Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dilip Ghosh after he failed to provide satisfactory answer to the Commission’s notice which was served to him for his derogatory comment during an election rally at Gopiballavpur.
After going through Ghosh’s reply the ECI found that his reply was not convincing enough. As Ghosh has failed to submit any satisfactory reply to the Commission’s notice in regard to his statement, the Commission has taken a strong exception and decided to censure Ghosh for failing to come up with a satisfactory answer. He had contested the elections from Kharagpur Sadar.
After receiving a complaint the office of the Chief Electoral Officer had sought a CD containing the entire speech that Ghosh had delivered there. The CEO office had delivered a copy to the Election Commission’s office in Delhi. As the Commission had found some derogatory comments violating the norms set by the Election Commission it has censured Ghosh.
The Commission had earlier served censure notice to Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal for making derogatory comments.
In another development the CEO Sunil Gupta will hold a meeting at a hotel in Rajarhat on May 13 with all the district magistrates and other election officials on the necessary arrangements on the day of counting.
He would instruct the election officials to make all the necessary arrangements at various counting centers. The discussion would take place on how the security would be beefed up at all the counting centers. All police superintendent in the districts would be instructed to make adequate security arrangements at the counting centers on May 19.
Presently, Central Forces are being deployed for the security of the strong rooms. But the overall law and order situation is looked after by the state police. It may be mentioned that IT officials from the ECI in Delhi held a video conference with the state election officials on Saturday to take a stock of the arrangements for the day of counting. They had also inquired about how the figures and statistics would be uploaded in the Commission’s website.