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Central force personnel should go with officials to get votes of infirm folks: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury | India News – Times of India


KOLKATA: West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday urged the Election Commission to depute central force personnel for accompanying polling officials to the home of aged or in a different way-abled folks to get their votes, to stop attainable makes an attempt by the “ruling party” to manipulate voting.
The Election Commission has made provisions for voting by postal poll for residents above 80 years of age and individuals with incapacity from the consolation of their houses.
In a letter to Sudeep Jain, the deputy election commissioner in cost of the state, Chowdhury, additionally the chief of the Congress occasion within the Lok Sabha, mentioned that the choice of the ballot panel to depute an unarmed civic volunteer should be modified.
“The Election Commission has decided to allow the disabled persons and old aged infirm persons to cast votes from their houses instead of attending the election booth. It is learnt that it has been decided to escort the officer by civic volunteers having no arms while going to receive the casting of votes from respective houses of disabled persons.
“Serious apprehension raised in my thoughts that there might be manipulation in casting of votes by disabled individuals. Ruling occasion members will dominate the need of the disabled voters and can solid vote in favour of ruling occasion candidates irritating the smart want of Election Commission,” the letter learn.
To guarantee honest polling, two or extra central force personnel should accompany officials going to homes of infirm folks to get their votes, Chowdhury mentioned.
In the meeting election within the state, the BJP is attempting to dethrone the Trinamool Congress whereas the Mamata Banerjee-led occasion is searching for to return to energy for the third time in a row. Three of the eight phases of polling have been accomplished within the state.

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