Election Commission to hold review meeting for Phase 7, West Bengal violence may be discussed 

Arunima Bajaj  Wednesday 15th of May 2019 03:21 PM
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New Delhi: A day after BJP and Trinamool Congress workers fought pitched battles during Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata, the Election Commission has decided to hold a review meeting, on Wednesday, with observers and state chief electoral officers for the last phase of Lok Sabha poll to take place on May 19.

The review meeting will be held via video conference.

While not revealing much details about the focus of the conference, an official said, “Since nine out of 59 parliamentary constituencies going for poll on May 19 are from West Bengal, it is natural that observers and poll officials from the state will also participate.”

However, there are speculations that the poll panel may take some strong action keeping in view of the violence during the election in Bengal.  

A BJP delegation had, on Tuesday, urged the Election Commission to bar the TMC leader and West Bengal chief Minister from campaigning in the state, while alleging that the “constitutional machinery” has collapsed there.

Meanwhile Banerjee has sought a meeting with the commission on the issue.




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