Keen to avoid pre-poll violence, Election Commission to keep a close eye on key West Bengal districts

Kolkata: Amidst reports of pre-poll violence in some areas of West Bengal, the Election Commission said on Monday that it was keeping an eye on the situation.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"We are keeping a watch on whatever is happening," said additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar, following reports of a violent incident in the city.

Besides the 1950 helpline of the election commission, each of the districts have been allotted a helpline number where voters can lodge complaints related to polling. Complaints can also be made with the help of mobile app 'Samadhan'.

"An action taken report is sent via SMS within 24 hours of lodging the complaint," Sarkar said. In the first part of the first phase of poll to be held on 4 April, 39 candidates will be contesting from 6 seats of West Midnapore district, 22 from three seats of Bankura and 72 from 9 constituencies of Purulia.


Updated Date: Mar 21, 2016 20:36 PM

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