The Election Commission was criticised for the poll violence as it had claimed before the election that it knew the way of holding election in a free and fair manner.
BJP candidate from Asansol Babul Supriyo alleged while speaking to Bengali news channel ABP Ananda on Tuesday that a muscleman from the neighbouring Birbhum district had entered his constituency area along with 400 goons to take control of affairs on May 7. He said that the BJP did not have a strong organisation to monitor each and every booth.
The Oppn is apprehensive about free poll despite the EC's assurance
The Opposition said it was not hopeful about a fair election on Wednesday since only 21 companies of central forces were sent to the state whereas the requirement was 36. It was also charged that the forces were not allotted in the critical booths, something which was also alleged in the previous phase.
Meanwhile, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutsi said in New Delhi that the poll panel will take all steps to ensure that the polling in the remaining in two phases in West Bengal is fairly held. He said strong measures will be taken if polling agents are intimidated or thrown out of the booths and added that repolling would be held if the allegations about booth rigging are proved.