The report mentioned that upset officers had sent multiple letters to Home Minister Amit Shah, alleging deliberate scuttling of the provision by their superiors. These letters called the behaviour of their superiors “snotty”, and their mindset “narrow and negative”.
Congress MP and State Coordination Committee chief Pradip Bhattacharya met the CEO on Thursday and alleged that the Trinamool Congress had indulged in hooliganism by not allowing their polling agents to enter inside the polling stations.
In 2016, the Election Commission of India (ECI) introduced the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot and a web portal on which service personnel are required to register themselves and download and print ballots using one-time passwords.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered Attorney General K K Venugopal's submission that the deployment of the central armed forces fell under the Central government's administrative domain and allowed it to withdraw the remaining CAPF companies from Darjeeling area.