New Delhi: This West Bengal The government has reported Election Commission He will provide security to the Returning Officer of Nandigram Assembly constituency present as directed later Mamata Banerjee Has questioned the counting process and threatened to take legal action against a rival challenging the election. Suvendu Officer.
Security was sought by the EC following protests by TMC Against the counting process as well as TMC. Proponents of Nandigram oppose the RO’s decision to reject the agent’s recount demand.
The security to the officer, who was informed by the state government to the EC by the state government on Monday, will be both in person and at his home.
On his behalf, the EC on Tuesday wrote another letter to the Chief Secretary of West Bengal, on a regular basis, asking him to keep a close watch on the security details provided to the Returning Officer and take all appropriate steps to monitor it. “They should also be provided with appropriate medical assistance / counseling,” the EC official said in a statement.
On monday Banerjee Claiming that the Nandigram ROA “feared for their lives”, did not order the counting of votes.
He told a stranger on Sunday night that R.O. Citing an SMS claiming to have been sent by: “Sir, it is not in my field of work. Sir, please save my family. My family will be ruined. There is no other option but to commit suicide. Life is in danger. Please forgive me.” I have a young daughter. ”
On Tuesday, the EC sought to warn the West Bengal government that “any such statement would have a serious impact on the entire machinery deployed during the elections, no pressure or loss or even understanding or assumption.” It pointed out that election officials should be given proper security etc. so that none of them are harmed.
The polling panel has asked the Chief Secretary and Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal to personally monitor and assure the EC about the necessary arrangements for the security of Nandigram RO and send a report on the matter by 6 pm on Tuesday.
The EC added that it has instructed the Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal to ensure safe possession of all election records, including EVMs / VVPATs, which have been voted on. Video recordings, legal documents, calculation records strictly in accordance with the guidelines and instructions laid down by the Commission. “It will also coordinate with the state government for additional security measures at such places if necessary,” it added.