Mamta Banerjee's sensational claim about Nandigram, said - Election officer was threatened with killing
National Desk: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that the election officer of Nandigram was in danger of her life so she did not order a re-counting of votes. Addressing a press conference here, Banerjee said that she would challenge the election result in Nandigram in a court where she lost to Shubhendu Adhikari of BJP.
Banerjee made public an alleged SMS sent by the Electoral Officer of Nandigram to the CEO's office, claiming that he had feared that if he ordered a re-counting, he would have to face dire consequences and could even commit suicide. He said, how can the results of Nandigram be reversed after the Election Commission formally announces it? We will go to court against it. He said, why was the server down for four hours? We wanted to accept the mandate, but if there is a flaw in the outcome of one place then there is something beyond what it appears to be. We have to find out the truth. Banerjee appealed to her supporters to maintain peace amid reports of violence from some places and asked not to be provoked by anyone.
He alleged that central forces tortured TMC supporters a lot during the elections. "Even after the results were declared, the BJP attacked our supporters in some areas but we appealed to our people not to get into any provocation and instead asked the police to inform us," he said. Banerjee alleged that some police officers discriminated against TMC during the elections. Attacking the Election Commission, he claimed that the BJP would not have crossed the 50 mark if the Election Commission had not cooperated. The Chief Minister once again demanded that every citizen of the country should be given free vaccine.