NDA wants CRPF to supervise elections in West Bengal
New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today expressed its apprehensions about law and order problem and rigging during the assembly elections in West Bengal and asked the Election Commission to deploy adequate Central Reserve Police Force to ensure a free and fair poll in the state.
An NDA delegation led by BJP General Secretary, incharge of West Bengal, Arun Jaitley met Chief Election Commissioner B B Tandon to apprise him of the prevailing situation in the state.
Later talking to reporters, Mr Tandon said the delegation conveyed its apprehensions that without the effective deployment of CRPF there was little hope of a free and fair elections in the state.
They have also urged that instead of taking the services of state Government employees, the retire central government semployees should be deployed for electoral duty. Besides it should be made mandatory that without the identity cards no one should be allowed to cast their vote.
He said the Election Commission had assured that all appropriate measures would be taken to ensure a free and fair election in the state.
BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Mr Digvijay Singh JD(U), Mr Dinesh Trivedi and Mukul Roy (Trinamool Congress) were other members of the delegation.
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