Bengal CM ends EC row
West Bengal CM Buddhadev Bhattacherjee on Friday sought to distance himself from CPI (M)'s attack on the Election Commission saying that his government had no complaint against it.
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacherjee on Friday sought to distance himself from CPI (M)'s attack on the Election Commission saying that his government had no complaint against it.
"As far as my government is concerned I have no complaints against EC," Bhattacharjee told a Meet-the-Press at the Kolkata Press Club when he was asked to comment on his party's criticism of the EC.
He said as Chief Minister of the state, "I have no problem with the Election Commission. Let them send more and more central observers to oversee the polls."
The comments by the Left Front Chief Minister came days after the CPI (M) leader and Front chairman Biman Bose attacked the EC for sending, 'some biased' central observers to West Bengal following apprehensions of rigging by opposition Nationalist Trinamool Congress and BJP.
Bose had also alleged that these observers, 'were crossing their jurisdiction' and were 'known to be close to the BJP.'
Taking exception to EC's decision to bring polling personnel from outside West Bengal, Bose demanded the EC to play an 'impartial role' by adopting an uniform policy for all states on conducting of the elections to ensure people's confidence in the EC.