Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress demanded a recounting of votes from the Election Commission regarding the results of Nandigram, although the Election Commission refused this demand. BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari contested against Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram. Mamata Banerjee lost to Suvendu Adhikari in this election.
The TMC confused after the election results were announced. TMC claimed that Mamata Banerjee had won the election.
TMC leaders demanded a recounting of votes from the Chief Election Officer. The party wrote a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer stating that Mamata Banerjee has demanded the re-counting of votes.
The TMC has written a letter to the Election Commission blaming the counting process. In its accompanying letter, TMC alleged that EVMs were tampered with and illegal votes. Along with this, TMC has demanded a reduction of votes due to various other allegations. Mamata Banerjee said in her briefing that she had accepted Nandigram’s decision, but later a demand for reconsideration appeared.
The letter also claimed that the returning officer of Nandigram refused TMC’s demand for re-counting. The letter has been signed by TMC Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien, Kalyan Banerjee, Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim and Atin Ghosh.
Suvendu officer’s car attacked
Meanwhile, there have been reports that the car of Suvendu Adhikari was attacked in Haldia. His car was attacked with sticks. Brick stones were also thrown at the car.
Suvendu Adhikari tweeted that “Trinamool wants to create an atmosphere of terror in Bengal. Today my car was attacked in Haldia, Trinamool infested grassroots. Attempted to break the glass of the car by throwing stones. If you have such an incident Even as a public representative, so where is the safety of the common people of Bengal?”