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Trinamool Candidate Dies Of Covid, Wife Accuses Election Body Of Murder

Trinamool Candidate Dies Of Covid, Wife Accuses Election Body Of Murder

Kolkata: 

The wife of a Trinamool Congress candidate who died of Covid, has filed a murder case against the Election Commission.  Kajal Sinha, the party candidate from Khardah, died on April 25. His wife Nandita Sinha has now accused Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain and other officials of “careless and negligent” behaviour that led to the death of husband and several other candidates.

Accusing the Commission of “self-serving blind motives”, Nandita Sinha, in her complain to the police, wrote while the entire nation was “struggling to cope with the coronavirus crisis” the EC decided on a staggering eight-phase polls in Bengal that stretched from March 27 to April 29.

“In comparison, elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry were held and completed in one day in one phase… And Assam saw voting in three phases in a span of three days,” she wrote.

In the complaint, she also mentioned that the Trinamool Congress had requested the Commission twice — on April 16 and Aril 20 — to club the remaining phase of polls citing the “massive flare-up of Covid cases” in the state.

The Commission had “frivolously replied (citing) its illusory and cosmetic safeguards in the form of prohibition of campaign after 7 pm and extension of the silent period from 24 to 72 hours,” she wrote.

The Commission, she said, had “deliberately ignored all evidences of the impending catastrophe” even after an alarm was sounded by the Calcutta High Court.

Nandita Sinha’s move came two days after the Madras High Court’s stinging criticism of the Commission’s handling of the elections in five states.

On Monday, the court had said the Election Commission was “singularly responsible for the second wave of Covid”. “Your officers should be booked on murder charges probably,” the judges had observed.

News Source: NDTV News

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