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Trinamool Demands Recount in Nandigram, Alleges ‘Fraud’ and ‘Tampering’

West Bengal Assembly Election Results: TMC supporters throughout street present. (File Photo)

The TMC additionally described the refusal of the Returning Officer to conduct recounting of the votes as “bad in law and coloured”.

  • PTI Kolkata
  • Last Updated:May 02, 2021, 22:39 IST
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The Trinamool Congress has demanded recounting within the Nandigram constituency from which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had stood, alleging a variety of illegalities within the vote-counting course of. According to unofficial sources, Banerjee misplaced the Nandigram meeting elections to BJP candidate and her former lieutenant Suvendu Adhikari by round 1,700 votes.

The TMC has written to the CEO requesting an instantaneous recounting of votes, get together sources stated, alleging “tampering and mismanagement of numbers from the EVM and stated that the counting course of was stalled infrequently and was not reported by the ballot panel. The get together in its letter to the CEO additionally alleged that legitimate votes in favour of Banerjee have been rejected whereas invalid votes for the BJP have been counted.

The TMC additionally described the refusal of the Returning Officer to conduct recounting of the votes as “unhealthy in legislation and colored”. “We are looking into the matter. A decision will be taken soon,” an official stated.

Meanwhile, Suvendu Adhikari took to Twitter to thank the folks for voting in his favour and selecting him as their consultant. “My honest because of the nice People of Nandigram for his or her love, belief, blessings, and help, and for selecting me as their consultant and the MLA from #Nandigram. It is my endless dedication to be of service to them and dealing for his or her welfare. I’m actually grateful!,” Adhikari tweeted.

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