Beyond the jurisdiction of Latt sahab, says senior TMC official after Bengal governor summons election commissioner

Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, MP for Rajya Sabha and top TMC leader, tweeted that it was beyond the governor’s purview to ask West Bengal’s Election Commissioner to meet with him after reports of violence in the polls .

TMC Chief Sukhendu Sekhar Roy tweeted that it was not within Governor’s purview to ask West Bengal EC CEO to meet with him. (File photo)

With reports of violence making headlines in civic polls from over 100 civic bodies in West Bengal, the Governor of Bengal summoned the state’s Election Commissioner over the reports after a BJP delegation paid a visit and requested the governor’s intervention.

TMC MP Rajya Sabha and top leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy tweeted that it was not within the Governor’s purview to ask CEO of West Bengal EC to meet with him after reports of violence in the surveys.

“Governor has gone mad to legitimize BJP’s outlandish allegations of peaceful polling in the 107 municipal election bodies in West Bengal by summoning the CEO who is not under the purview of Latt Saheb (as the Governor was during East India Company rule)” read the tweet.

A BJP delegation had visited the Governor of Bengal and held talks with Jagdeep Dhankhar to ask him to intervene in the face of violence during the municipal elections.

Following this, the governor took to Twitter and said he had summoned the state election commissioner, Saurab Das, in view of the various reports of violence during the election. Governor Dhankar even mentioned that the SEC had “failed”.

“State Election Commissioner, Shri Saurab Das has been called upon to brief the Guv anytime before 10am tomorrow on seeing alarming and disturbing reports, depicting scenarios of violence and lawlessness, with a partisan administration and a systemic failure of the SEC,” Jagdeep Dhankar wrote.

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