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CPI(M) lodges complain to EC before 4th phase of Bengal elections

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Kolkata, May 02 (UNI) The CPI(M) in West Bengal today lodged a formal complaint with the Election Commission demanding "strong punitive action" against two Congress workers in Murshidabad district for their "repeated unauthorised entry inside the poll despatch and receiving centres at Behrampore before tomorrow's election".

In an urgent fax message to Chief Election Commissioner B B Tandon, senior CPI(M) state Secretariat member Madan Ghosh urged the CEC to " inititiate appropriate and immediate action " against the two Congress workers-Jayanta Chowdhury and Anupam Saha for indulging in unauthorised work before tomorrow's election.

Incidentally, elections for 57 assembly seats in Murshidabad, Birbhum and Burdwan districts are slated for tomorrow in the fourth phase of poll.

Keeping a close track on the movements of both the persons, Mr Ghosh in his complaint letter said both Mr Chouwdhury and Mr Saha were not only found "interacting freely with polling personnel" in DC and RC, but were also found "handling the Electronic Voting Machines(EVM) at the polling centres at Behrampore Girls College and the Behrampore College of Commerce".

Describing such unauthorised movements inside the polling material distribution centres as "totally illegal", Mr Ghosh also urged the CEC to find out at whose behest and indulgence they were working.

The copy of the letter were also sent to CPI(M) All India General Secretary Prakash Karat and to State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Debashis Sen.

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