TMC complains to CEC against BSF’s threatening voters in the border areas of West Bengal
The TMC on Thursday (January 21) met the full bench of the Election Commission of India (ECI) and alleged that the BSF is threatening people in the border areas of West Bengal to cast their votes in favour of a particular political party.
The full bench of the Election Commission including Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora arrived at Kolkata Airport on Wednesday (January 20) evening.
TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said to the Chief Election Commissioner that the BSF are visiting various villages in the border areas of the state and asking people to cast their votes in favour of a particular political party.
After discussing all the issues with the full bench of the Election Commission, Partha Chatterjee said, “We have informed the CEC and other ECI officials that the BSF is threatening voters in border areas. This is a dangerous situation and the ECI must look into it.”
However, the Border Security Force is yet to issue a reaction to the TMC's allegation.
On Thursday (January 21), the full bench of the commission will hold a meeting with representatives of various political parties in Bengal, district governors, and superintendents of police.