EC willing to sent another team to West Bengal: Quraishi

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New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) The Election Commission todaysaid that it is prepared to send a team to the poll-bound WestBengal to study the ground realities in trouble spots pointedout by the ruling CPI(M).

"The Left parties said they will send in writing thoseplaces which they feel are the trouble spots. The Commissionis ready to send a team to study the ground realities in thoseareas," Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi toldreporters here.

He was replying to a question on CPI(M) leader SitaramYechury''s charge that the EC team visited only those areaswhich were pointed out to by the opposition Trinamool Congressand not those places where a large number of people have beenevicted by the Maoists.

The CEC said that the law and order is an issue in thestate where an atmosphere of political violence is prevailing.

"The Commission has a lot of inputs to understand thesituation. The Commission has already received a report on theground realities from the six-member team that visited thestate recently," he said on the sidelines of a function here.

The six-member team headed by Chief Electoral Officerof Bihar Sudhir Kumar Rakesh visited West Bengal last week tomake an independent assessment of the law and order situationthere.

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