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Trinamool accuses CPM of tampering with voters list

delhi Updated: Dec 10, 2010 18:17 IST
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Accusing the CPI(M) in West Bengal of tampering with the process of finalising the voters list, Trinamool Congress on Friday asked the Election Commission to take all steps to ensure free and fair assembly polls there.

A Trinamool delegation comprising Union Ministers Mukul Roy and Dinesh Trivedi and MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar raised the matter at a meeting with top EC officials here.

"We urged the Commission that steps be taken to ensure that names of all genuine voters appear in the voters' list when it is finalised," Ghosh Dastidar told PTI.

Maintaining that there were a large number of complaints that names of Trinamool supporters were missing from the draft list, she alleged that the ruling CPI(M)-led Left Front was trying to keep out its opponents from the voters' list.

The final list is likely to be issued in January and the assembly elections are expected to be held in May-June next year.

The delegation also wanted measures to "ensure free, fair and peaceful" assembly elections, charging the ruling Left with creating "a reign of terror" in several parts of the state.