May 8, 2009

CPI(M) Memo to ECI -- Repoll in 50 Booths in Tamluk P.C.

May 7, 2009
Press Release
Shri Jogendra Sharma, Member, Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met the Dy. Election Commissioner Shri Balakrishnan this afternoon to appraise him of the incidents of rigging in the Nandigram area of 210 Nandigram AC under 30 Tamluk Parliamentary Constituency in West Bengal.
He handed over a memorandum listing out 42 polling booths that were forcibly captured by hoodlums belonging to the Trinamul Congress. CPI(M) polling agents were not allowed to enter these booths. Several CPI(M) workers have suffered injuries in the attacks. It was also pointed out that the Biman Basu, Secretary of the West Bengal State Committee of the Party and the Secretary of the Purba Medinipur District Committee had written to the West Bengal CEO on several occasions detailing the situation and seeking his intervention to ensure free and fair polls in the constituency.
The Party has demanded repoll in 50 polling booths in the Tamluk Parliamentary constituency.