CPI(M) looking for legal recourse on ‘rigging’ in KMC elections

The CPI(M) protested against the ruling Trinamool Congress alleging poll malpractices. (Image: News18)

Both the CPI(M) and the BJP have accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of rigging and violence during the KMC elections.

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The CPI(M) on Monday said it is contemplating taking legal recourse besides protesting in front of the State Election Commission office over the alleged massive rigging in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections held last day. Both the CPI(M) and the BJP have alleged rigging and violence by the ruling Trinamool Congress during the KMC elections, in which 63.63 per cent of the nearly 40.5 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 5 pm on Sunday.

“We will protest in front of the SEC office. We are also contemplating taking legal recourse to rigging, violence and non-acceptance of our demand for re-polling in some polling booths. Our agents were chased away from many booths,” he said.

Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari led a BJP delegation to meet West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and urged him to take steps to cancel the civic polls, alleging that it was a farce by the ruling government. was changed to.

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