TMC outrage over Election Commission's decision

TMC outrage over Election Commission's decision

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has expressed displeasure over the Election Commission's decision to hold the West Bengal Assembly elections in eight tranches. TMC said that the decision of the Election Commission was inappropriate.

Speaking to the media, TMC leader Saugat Roy said that the decision taken by the EC in the case of the West Bengal elections was unreasonable.  He questioned why polling was in 8 phases in West Bengal when elections were being held on the same day in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and for 3 days in Assam. Because of this, people are going to be in serious trouble. He said all programs would be halted for months including development work. 'I don't know why the Election Commission is doing all this.' But we disagree with this decision, ”he said.

On Friday, the Election Commission announced that the West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in eight phases and the first phase of polling will be held on March 27. The EC has also appointed Vivek Dubey and MK Das as observers for Bengal. The Code of Conduct for Elections came into force immediately after EC announced the election dates.

This time, however, it was a three-way contest in West Bengal. The competition is mainly between the TMC, the Congress-Left alliance and the BJP-allied alliance. The BJP has set a target of winning 200 out of the 294 assembly seats. The distribution of seats between Congress and the Left has almost come to a standstill.