October 18, 2009

CPI (M) moves EC alleging poll code violation by Trinamool

Kolkata, Oct 16: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday moved the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) complaining of “open violation” of the model code by top Trinamool leaders in three areas of West Bengal’s Serampore assembly constituency, which is set to hold by-polls Nov 7.
In a letter to the CEC, Navin Chawla, CPI(M) state secretary Biman Basu alleged that Union Minister of State for Shipping Mukul Roy and Trinamool MP Subhendu Adhikari had approached areas in the assembly constituency Oct 12 “in convoys of 20 vehicles with some of the vehicles flashing red lights, …with the minister’s car flying the national flag”.

Basu accused the leaders of proclaiming that “11 CPI(M) leaders be beheaded and their heads displayed at prominent places”. He claimed the two leaders had also declared that atrocities will be perpetrated on the women members of the families of CPI(M) leaders and followers and their houses would be “burnt down”.

“We note in this connection that Trinamool members and supporters lined up the route of the two leaders, and attended the meetings armed with revolvers, guns, rifles and explosive devices in order to create panic and fear among the people,” Basu said in the letter. “Please have these very serious issues looked into for an early action,” the letter said.

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