A large voter turnout of more than 80 per cent despite sporadic incidents of violence and allegations of vote fraud on Thursday marked the second phase of West Bengal assembly polls.
Allegations of booth capturing and partisan behaviour prompted the Election Commission to seek a report on an incident in Boyal village where the feisty Trinamool Congress boss stayed put for more than two hours outside a polling booth following a siege of sorts by BJP supporters.
EC seeks report from its observers on allegation of irregularities in polling process in Nandigram assembly constituency
Election Commission has sought a report from its observers on the allegation of irregularities in the polling process in Nandigram assembly area in West Bengal. The Commission has asked its Special General Observer Ajay Nayak and Special Police Observer Vivek Dube to submit their report by today evening. Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister had made allegations of irregularities including barring TMC supporters to vote in the area.
The Commission said the media has covered the incident of alleged gherao of the Chief Minister and crowding at a polling station in Nandigram yesterday that resulted in disruption of the poll process.
General Observer Hemen Das and Police Observer Ashutosh Roy were asked to go to the spot and they had reported to the poll panel at 4 PM that polling at the booth was going on smoothly and was not disrupted at any moment. They said around three thousand people were there when they reached the polling station.