#NewDelhi: A few days later the Calcutta pre-poll. And so the BJP went to the Supreme Court. The Gerua camp alleges, ‘Political violence is on the rise before the vote. Opponents are being attacked. BJP candidates are being threatened. In this situation, the central forces are needed to hold free elections. The court was told by the Bengal BJP to direct the deployment of a sufficient number of central forces in the Kolkata municipal elections.
BJP’s West Bengal state president Sukant Majumder has filed a case in the apex court over the whole process. The apex court on Tuesday agreed to hear the case. On the same day, Sukanta Majumdar’s lawyer Menka Guruswamy said such a case was being heard in a bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachur. Understanding the importance of the case is being instructed. The chief justice said the court would hear the case.
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The BJP has informed the apex court that BJP candidates are being threatened in the Kolkata municipal elections. Candidates are being threatened. It has been said that Parmita Dutt, Purnima Chakraborty and Chandan Das went to the local police station to lodge a complaint but the administration refused to take their complaint. In such a situation, it is necessary to deploy central forces to make the Kolkata referendum free and peaceful.
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Earlier, there was unrest in BJP-ruled Tripura over the pre-poll polls. Violence erupted around the election. There were allegations of attacks on opponents. Trinamool, CPM approached the Supreme Court. A bench of the apex court headed by Justice DY Chandrachur directed the Union Home Ministry to deploy two additional companies for free and peaceful elections. This time, the BJP leaders of Bengal approached the apex court demanding the deployment of central forces to hold free and fair elections in tune with the opposition in Tripura. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had earlier called for holding a Calcutta referendum by deploying central forces. State Election Commissioner Sourav Das wanted to know why the central forces were not being used in the by-elections and where the problem was. According to sources, the governor has been informed on behalf of the commission that there is no need for central forces in the pre-poll at present, only the state police is sufficient.
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