West Bengal BJP wrote to the Election Commission, demanding the deployment of women paramilitary forces at Muslim-dominated booths
Shah will hold a meeting with all these leaders on December 19 and discuss the strategy ahead. (File photo)
West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: BJP has argued in its letter that male paramilitary forces are not able to properly identify women with burqas before going to the booth, so it is necessary to have female paramilitary forces.
- Last Updated:December 18, 2020, 12:00 AM IST
Earlier, the party expressed concern over the state of the state in front of the Election Commission in Delhi and demanded action. BJP had demanded action on the political violence in the state, among the leaders going to the Election Commission, BJP MLA Civilized Sachi Dutta says that the condition of Bengal was worse than Kashmir.
Election Commission team is on tour of Bengal
On December 17, Deputy Commissioner of Election Commission Sudeep Jain is on a tour of Bengal. Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain arrived in Kolkata on 17 December, where he held a meeting with the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and top police officers of the state government in Kolkata.Read also: Sonia Gandhi, top leaders convened on December 19 in action before UP, Bengal elections
Demand to implement Code of Conduct soon
A team of BJP leaders led by Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Das Gupta reached the Election Commission. During this time, he submitted a demand letter to the Election Commission officials for a fair election. In its letter, BJP said that the law and order of the state has deteriorated too much, in such a situation a code of conduct should be implemented there soon. Also, there was a demand for deployment of Central Police Force (CPF) before the elections.