Quraishi congratulates people of Bengal for peaceful elections

Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Tuesday congratulated the people of West Bengal, political parties and all those involved in the polling process for a ensuring free, fair and peaceful elections.

Last Updated: May 10, 2011, 21:17 PM IST

Kolkata: Chief Election Commissioner SY
Quraishi on Tuesday congratulated the people of West Bengal,
political parties and all those involved in the polling
process for a ensuring free, fair and peaceful elections.

"Yes he (Quraishi) called me up and congratulated
everybody for ensuring a free, fare and peaceful election,"
State Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta said.

"The CEC congratulated the people of the state for
coming in large numbers to exercise their franchise, the
political parties for showing restraint and all the poll
workers for immense labour and dedication and all these
contributed significantly for conducting a peaceful election,"
he said.

Asked whether he felt relieved after the completion of
the sixth and final phase of the Assembly elections, Gupta
said, "I am relaxed to some extent but not fully because all
the polling personnel involved in conducting the election in
the sixth phase have not reached their destinations."

Apart from minor incidents there has not been any
major law and order problem or disruption during the polls and
the people have come out in numbers, EC sources said.

PTI