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Congress allege more illegal voters in Bengal

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Kolkata, Feb 26 (UNI) The Congress in West Bengal today alleged presence of more illegal voters in the state and urged the Election Commission to take forward the act of identification and deletion of names for a fair electoral list before the assembly elections in the state.

Party's state general secretary Manas Bhuniya welcomed the Election Commission's decision to send election observers for the third time in the state even after deletion of names of around 13 lakh illegal voters from the electoral list published on February 22.

Mr Bhuniya said the presence of large number of illegal ration card holders is an indicator of more illegal voters in the state.

He said the party has written to EC for calling an all party meeting to clarify its stand on defacement and writing on the walls.

He said All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretaries Nitin Raut, Dr Shakeel Uz Jamal Ansari, Siddharta Patel, R C Kuntia and Mabel Rabello would visit five zones of the state to assess the ground situation in the state from February 28.

Discussions with Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee for grand alliance was on and the party hopes of a positive outcome, Mr Bhuniya said, adding that his party is seeking an alliance with a secular, progressive and democratic party.

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