Bengal polls: Governor summons state poll panel chief 

Sinha has been called by Bose to update him about the violence that claimed four lives in the state.

Published: 17th June 2023 01:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2023 04:34 PM   |  A+A-


West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose visited Bhangar, epicenter of recent clashes. (Photo | Video grab)


KOLKATA: A day after paying a visit to violence-hit Bhangore in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, Governor CV Ananda Bose summoned State Election Commissioner (SEC) Rajiva Sinha to Raj Bhavan on Saturday to brief him about the situation, an official said.

Sources added Sinha has been called by Bose to update him about the violence that claimed four lives in the state and steps taken to contain the situation.

"The Governor has summoned Sinha at 2 pm to apprise him of the current situation in the wake of the violence," an official said.

After visiting Bhangore on Friday, the Governor said measures must be taken to end political violence and assured that "perpetrators would be permanently silenced" and brought to book.

After talking to residents and senior police officers there, Bose said they would not tolerate violence.

Over 5 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the state's three-tier panchayat elections to elect nearly 74,000 candidates in zilla parishads, panchayat samitis, and gram panchayats.

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