The West Bengal authorities has knowledgeable the Election Fee that it has supplied safety to the returning officer of the Nandigram meeting constituency which noticed a cliffhanger between TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari, sources mentioned on Tuesday. Banerjee misplaced by 1,956 votes to former protege-turned-BJP adversary Adhikari. On Monday, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief had alleged that the returning officer of Nandigram didn’t order recounting of votes even after she demanded it as he feared for his life.
The sources mentioned the returning officer was supplied safety in individual and at his house on the instructions of the Election Fee (EC), amid reviews that he was below stress whereas performing his obligation. On Tuesday, the ballot panel wrote a contemporary letter to the West Bengal authorities asking it to take all acceptable measures to maintain a strict watch and monitor frequently the safety supplied to the officer. The EC has additionally requested that the officer also needs to be prolonged acceptable medical help and counselling.
Citing the letter, the sources mentioned that the state authorities has been instructed that any stress or hurt and even notion or furtherance of any such narrative shall have severe implications on all the equipment deployed through the elections. The state’s chief electoral officer (CEO) has already been directed to make sure the protected custody of all election information, together with polled EVMs and VVPAT machines, video recordings, and counting information strictly in accordance with laid down tips. The CEO can even coordinate with the state authorities for added safety measures at such places, if wanted.