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Rahul meets Governor, says cops will help TMC rig elections

Sinha urged voters to exercise their franchise in the first hour of the day.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: April 25, 2015 12:28:28 am
Civic polls, kolkata civic polls, kolkata elections, Rahul Sinha, BJP, KMC, TMC,  Kesari Nath Tripathi , kolkata news, city news, local news, indian express BJP state chief Rahul Sinha (left), along with other party leaders at Governor House in Kolkata Friday. (Source: Express Photo)

BJP state president Rahul Sinha on Friday met Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi and submitted a deputation saying that the party anticipated widespread rigging by Trinamool Congress workers in the second round of civic polls to be held on Saturday at 91 municipalities.

After the meet, Sinha alleged that on April 17, at 3 pm, Arnab Ghosh, Superintendent of Police, Nadia, had carried out a meeting with senior police officials of the district and instructed them to ensure absolute cooperation with TMC workers who would be rigging the polls on Saturday.

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“We have told the governor about it and the governor himself admitted that he had got similar information from his sources. We have also told him that there was news about arrival of a leader of a Bangladeshi terror outfit in Nadia with about 2000 men to help TMC in booth capturing. We have urged the governor to exercise his constitutional rights and stop any attempt of booth capturing and looting of votes by TMC,” Sinha told mediapersons here.

The state BJP chief also said that in the deputation, they have requested the Governor to list the names of the renegade police officers involved in assisting TMC workers and send it to President Pranab Mukherjee.

Sinha urged voters to exercise their franchise in the first hour of the day and said workers of all opposition parties should unite against the terror unleashed by TMC. “I urge Congress and CPM supporters to unite with us and defend ourselves against TMC’s attempt to disrupt peaceful and fair election process. We must build a resistance together,” he said.

Dismissing Sinha’s allegations, Ghosh said, “These allegations are baseless. We have been taking several measures since the State Election Commission’s notifications. There had been several preventive arrests, seizure of large contingents of illegal arms and explosives.”

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