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CPM meets CEO of EC on Dhupguri bypoll voters' list issue

EC  office (symbolic picture)
EC office (symbolic picture)


Kolkata (August 22,2023) : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) met the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Tuesday to demand the removal of "bogus" voters from the electoral rolls for the upcoming Dhupguri bypoll.

The CPM delegation, led by state secretary Mohammed Salim, alleged that there were lakhs of "bogus" voters in the rolls, which could affect the outcome of the bypoll. They also demanded that the EC take steps to ensure that the bypoll is held in a free and fair manner. The CEC assured the CPM delegation that the EC would look into their concerns and take necessary action.

The Dhupguri bypoll is scheduled to be held on September 30. The seat fell vacant after the death of sitting MLA and CPM leader Rabindranath Bhattacharya. The CPM is facing a tough challenge in the bypoll from the Trinamool Congress (TMC). The TMC has fielded former minister Dipak Bhattacharya as its candidate. The bypoll is seen as a test of strength for the two parties in the northern part of West Bengal.

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