At the top of the primary part of elections in West Bengal immediately, a brand new entrance opened up between the BJP and Trinamool Congress – a tit-for-tat battle of leaked telephone conversations. NDTV can not independently confirm the authenticity of the tapes.
The BJP expose was directed at embarrassing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with a name through which she is allegedly heard asking a former celebration employee to return to the fold.
The celebration employee Proloy Pal is a follower of Suvendu Adhikari, Mamata Banerjee’s estranged aide, at Nandigram and firmly with the BJP.
She purportedly urges him to assist Trinamool. He declines.
Embarrassing, perhaps, however nothing unlawful about it.
But the alleged telephone dialog of two BJP leaders launched by the Trinamool might harm the opposition celebration and harm the non-partisan place of the Election Commission.
According to the Trinamool, in a dialog with BJP chief Shishir Bajoria, the celebration’s troubleshooter Mukul Roy asks him to incorporate in a listing of things to be raised with the Election Commission. One very particular request is about polling brokers or sales space brokers of political events.
Booth brokers of a celebration who sit inside polling cubicles on voting day are normally residents of the sales space space.
Mr Roy purportedly says the Election Commission ought to be requested to go administrative orders allowing any voter anyplace in Bengal to be sales space brokers at any sales space within the state.
If we do not get this accomplished, the BJP will not be capable of subject brokers in lots of cubicles, Mr Roy is claimed to have informed him.
Last week, the Election Commission handed an order permitting Bengal voters to be sales space brokers anyplace within the state.
The Trinamool has been asking for this order to be rescinded and a celebration delegation, led by MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, met the fee on Saturday to reiterate their request Saturday.
Bengal reported 79.79 per cent voter turnout within the first part of the 2021 meeting election that started this morning for 30 seats.
The ruling Trinamool Congress faces a stiff problem within the state from the BJP (and a lesser one from the Congress-Left alliance) in its bid for a 3rd straight time period. In 2016 the Trinamool swept 26 of the 30 seats on supply immediately. Votes will probably be counted on May 2.