Trinamool Congress leader complains to CEC against CPI(M)

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New Delhi, April 15: Union Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, whose son allegedly assaulted an Election Commission team in West Bengal, today (April 15) met Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi here and raised the issue of alleged violence by CPI(M) cadres in Nandigram.

There was no official word from the EC on what transpired during the talks but Roy told reporters that he had apprised the CEC about alleged acts of intimidation and violence by CPI(M) cadres in Nandigram.

Roy was accompanied by a lawyer during the meeting.

His son, Subhrangsu Roy, who is the Trinamool Congress candidate from Bijpur Assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas, is absconding after the EC filed an FIR at Bijpur police station on Tuesday against him and 10 others.

He is facing charges of assaulting members of an EC team which went to erase wall writings on public and private buildings. The EC has also suspended the local inspector in- charge for failing to arrest the alleged offender.

The CPI(M) has demanded strict action by the Election Commission and exemplary punishment for Roy saying EC officials have been attacked by the candidate "which demonstrates scant respect for the democratic system".

PTI

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