West Bengal: CPI(M), BJP lodge complaints against TMC candidate Purnendu Bose

Kolkata: The CPI(M) and BJP on Monday lodged complaints to the EC against state minister and TMC candidate from Rajarhat-Gopalpur constituency Purnendu Bose for allegedly helping in malpractices in his constituency and demanded repolling in the seat.

The CPI(M) too has lodged a complaint and requested the Election Commission to look into the matter.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

"We have seen television footages were it was shown that Purnendu Bose along with his associates were entering a polling booth and his associates engaging in rampant rigging. We have demanded a repoll in the entire constituency and have asked the EC to initiate action against Bose," state BJP leader Jayprakash Majumdar told PTI.

CPI(M) state secretariat member Rabin Deb, said the party too has lodged a complaint against Bose and has demanded that the EC should look into the matter.

"We have demanded that the EC should look into the matter. It is a serious issue," Deb said.

The Election Commission officials, however, said they were yet to receive any such complaint.

Bose was unavailable for comments as calls to his mobile number went unanswered.

Updated Date: Apr 25, 2016 22:52 PM

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