Central Forces creating disturbance at behest of BJP, alleges TMC delegation
Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress delegation that met Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain on Monday, complained that the Central Forces have joined hands with BJP supporters and are deliberately creating disturbance and confusion in the polling booths. They also alleged that instances of the same have occurred at Asansol and Ghatal.
"We have complained to the Deputy Election Commissioner that the Central Forces in the state are acting at the behest of the BJP. The force personnel along with BJP supporters are trying to create disturbance inside polling booths. Our party supporters and the state police have restrained themselves during the sixth phase of elections that ensured peaceful voting process," Trinamool MP Derek O' Brien said after meeting Jain at Bengal Chamber. O' Brien was accompanied by senior Trinamool leaders Subrata Bakshi and Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay.
Speaking about the 100 percent deployment of Central Forces for Bengal elections, O' Brien said: "It is for the people to see the percentage of Central Forces deployed for elections in other parts of the country. We have no objection to Central Forces being deployed and will extend full cooperation. But the BJP cadres are trying to influence the voters by using the Central Forces."
He further alleged that Trinamool Congress has respect for all agencies, but not the Central government. "The decision of note ban was taken by Expiry Babu (Narendra Modi) without consulting the Reserve Bank of India," the MP said.
Veteran Trinamool leader Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay told reporters that the BJP candidates are entering polling booths along with Central Forces and the people of Bengal have been vocal against this in a number of places during the ongoing elections.
"We have informed the Commission that RSS cadres clad in police uniform are trying to influence voters in an attempt to mar the peaceful voting atmosphere in the state," he said.