BJP urges EC to declare Bengal 'super sensitive'

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 13, 2019 17:11 hrs
Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi: Expressing apprehensions that the ruling TMC government might not allow free-and-fair elections in West Bengal, BJP on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to declare Bengal a "super-sensitive zone."

A high-level delegation of BJP leaders comprising Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Health Minister JP Nadda and others met EC officials in New Delhi.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Prasad said, "We have demanded that entire Bengal be declared a super-sensitive zone. We have also handed them (EC) a list of officers whose impartiality is doubtful and urged that they be removed from election duties."

"Around 100 murders took place during Panchayat elections in West Bengal. Officers sit on dharnas along with Chief Minister. The ruling party (BJP) president's chopper is not allowed to land there," he added.

BJP also demanded the deployment of Central forces on all booths in West Bengal while accusing the West Bengal police of acting as TMC workers.