Mamata's request for recount in Nandigram refused by EC
In an important development, the Trinamool Congress on Sunday approached state Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab demanding recounting of ballots in Nandigram after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee destroyed from there against her one-time aide and BJP prospect Suvendu Adhkari in ‘battle of status’ in East Midnapore area.
On Sunday night, a Trinamool delegation led by its Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’ Brien, former Mayor Firhad Hakim, MP Kalyan Banerjee and Atin Ghosh came across CEO Ariz Aftab and submitted a page demanding recounting of ballots.
Within the letter, the ruling celebration alleged that one ‘preposterous’ and ‘illegal’ things have happened during the counting of votes in Nandigram for which it really is demanding immediate recounting.
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Elaborating more, the letter stated that counting process in Nandigram ended up being stopped every so often, alleging tampering of EVM.
In letter, it has in addition already been alleged that false votes were counted in preference of the BJP while Trinamool votes were wrongfully refused.
“The candidate, Mamata Banerjee, features tried recounting of votes before the Returning Officer, Nandigram, but these types of recounting was refused for reasons unknown. These types of refusal is bad in law and color,” the page stated.
The Nandigram event sparked a controversy when after a number of twist-and-turns, Banerjee’s one-time aide Adhikari reportedly defeated the girl by a thin margin. The Trinamool, however, couldn’t take the decision, claiming that the counting remains on.
Meanwhile, Adhikari in a tweet congratulated the individuals of Nandigram for their victory and connected a duplicate regarding the tabulation sheet of this last round of counting that displays him winning by a margin of 2,036 ballots.
Adhikari tweeted, “My sincere thanks to the great People of Nandigram with regards to their love, trust, blessings, and assistance, and for picking myself because their agent together with MLA from #Nandigram. It really is my never-ending dedication to be of solution for them and dealing for his or her welfare. I will be truly grateful!”
Banerjee retorted by saying, “The Election Commission worked as a representative of this BJP and now see just what they are doing. Three hours back, it said one thing and now its saying something else. Allow Nadigram give its verdict, I shall take that. I shall go directly to the courtroom.”
Latter she said, “Nandigram is certainly not a matter if you ask me. I have so many seating but something wrong has actually occurred here. The EVMs were tampered. The host had been down for four hours. Every-where we’re winning but we’ve lost indeed there just.”
The EC will today make the last call. Though formally none ended up being prepared speak, but sources inside Commission said the ECI is communicated towards improvements and it’ll take a final decision on the matter.
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Published at Sun, 02 May 2021 17:35:14 +0000