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Congress Slams Centre Over Violence in West Bengal Panchayat Polls

Congress Slams Centre Over Violence (symbolic picture)
Congress Slams Centre Over Violence (symbolic picture)

 

New Delhi (July 10,2023) : The Congress party on Monday slammed the central government over the violence that took place during the West Bengal panchayat polls on July 8. The party accused the Centre of not doing enough to ensure a free and fair election in the state. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that the violence in West Bengal was a "blot on democracy". He demanded that the Centre send central forces to the state to ensure that the remaining phases of the panchayat polls are held peacefully.

"The Centre has failed to discharge its constitutional duty to ensure a free and fair election in West Bengal," Chowdhury said. "The violence that took place on July 8 is a blot on democracy. The Centre must send central forces to the state to ensure that the remaining phases of the panchayat polls are held peacefully." The Congress party's criticism of the Centre comes after the Election Commission of India (ECI) expressed concern over the violence in West Bengal. The ECI has said that it will take appropriate action against those responsible for the violence.

The violence in West Bengal has raised questions about the state's law and order situation. The state has been ruled by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for over a decade. The TMC has been accused of using violence to suppress its opponents. The Congress party's criticism of the Centre is likely to increase the political temperature in West Bengal. The state is already gearing up for the assembly elections that are due to be held in 2024.


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