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BJP demands online submission of nomination papers for panchayat polls

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

The state BJP on Sunday demanded online submission of the nomination papers for the upcoming panchayat election. It has also urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) for sending a 10-member team to the state for an inspection before panchayat election to see whether here is any suitable atmosphere to conduct free and fair polls.

Addressing a Press conference at state BJP headquarters, state party president Dilip Ghosh said that Trinamul Congress leaders have already started terrorising BJP supporters in several localities by threatening not to file nomination for panchayat poll.

“We have also urged West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC) to ensure that candidate could file their nomination paper to district magistrate offices if they failed to submit it in the local administrative office else they must be given chance to file the nomination paper to WBSEC office. We would also speak to the Centre to ensure a online submission of the nomination paper could be arranged,” he said.

BJP will also urge WBSEC to open special counters for filing nomination papers at WBSEC offices if any candidate would be forced not to file nomination in sub division or districts magistrates’ offices.

Mr Ghosh said that all the recent polls including bi-polls in the state were farce as adequate Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were not deployed and Trinamul backed goons dominated the areas to terrorise the voters. “There will be massive rigging and booth capturing incidents will take place during the panchayat poll if CAPF will not be posted in the polling areas. The political situation in the West Bengal is worsening,” he said. Mr Ghosh said that even Trinamul workers are not safe in the West Bengal and they are being murdered elsewhere.

“Trinamul supremo lost her faith on TMC workers now police became guardians of West Bengal. “Those who called Miss Banerjee as his or her “maa”(mother), their life has been spoiled.

GJMM leader Bimal Gurung, Naxal leader Kisenji now Bharati Ghosh all meet equal fate,” he said. Mr Ghosh also apprehended that cow smugglers will play a vital role by giving a large fund to the Trinamul’s panchayat election fund. Mr Ghosh also justified the attendance of BSF DG KK Sharma to a programme yesterday, which was organised by the Simanta Chetana Mancha, and which is known as branch organisation of the RSS.

The organisation invited Mr Sharma to its office on Vivekananda Road, where he attended the programme in a BSF dress. Mr Ghosh said that RSS and several socials organisations played a role to build good relationship with citizen residing near border with several social activities. “RSS volunteers reached before any organization with helping hand during natural calamities and disasters. They also helped BSF during relief works.