Congress seeks panchayat poll security arrangements from EC

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 18:47

Kolkata: The Congress on Saturday sought details of the security arrangements from the State Election Commission for the panchayat polls in West Bengal.

"We have written to the SEC seeking details about the security arrangements for the nine districts going to panchayat polls in the first phase," WBPCC president Pradip Bhattacharya said.

He said that this was important for the party`s grassroot workers as deterioration in law and order was feared.
He claimed that the State Election Commission had no feedback on it. Bhattacharya also rubbished the claim by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that West Bengal had reached number one in 100 days work and termed it as false.
"West Bengal ranks 23rd with 34.44 days under the MGNREGA according to official data for financial year 2012-13," he said.


First Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 18:46

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