'Factually Incorrect': EC on Mamata's Claims About Presence of Outsiders at Nandigram Polling Booth

5th Apr,2021

'Factually Incorrect': EC on Mamata's Claims About Presence of Outsiders at Nandigram Polling Booth

In an emphatic reply to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Election Commission has dismissed her case about the presence of outcasts at a surveying stall in Nandigram as "verifiably inaccurate" and "without substance". The EC sent the letter to Banerjee on Saturday because of a protest documented by her on April 1, when surveying was held in Nandigram, claiming inconsistencies in the surveying interaction.

In its point-by-point response, the EC said Banerjee's letter in regards to stall catching and the presence of outcasts at a surveying corner in Boyal was "went before by a monstrous inclusion everywhere on the country… which showed many general media shots of your being in this surveying station and in a real sense heaving a torrential slide of charges on certain authorities working with the public authority of West Bengal itself, paramilitary powers and at last the Election Commission". Referring to reports got from the beginning, its spectators, the survey body said, "It is undeniable from the examination of the relative multitude of reports that the charges referenced in your manually written note are genuinely inaccurate, with no observational proof at all and without substance." The commission said it involves profound lament that a "media account was tried to be weaved monotonously to deceive the greatest partners, which is the electors, by an up-and-comer who additionally turns out to be CM of the state".

At any rate this ought to have been valued that the "side show" was laden with huge potential to antagonistically affect the rule of law across West Bengal and might be in some different states, it said. "And this was being done when the political race measure was/is on. There couldn't have been a more prominent crime," the letter expressed.

Banerjee, who is challenging the surveys from Nandigram, had visited a surveying stall in Boyal when surveying was in progress on April 1. As indicated by Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab, wheelchair-bound Banerjee was stuck in the stall for just about two hours as two gatherings raised trademarks against one another. Countless CAPF staff and senior officials came to there and drew out the main clergyman subsequent to managing the circumstance.